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Electrical car

At this moment a growing commercial demand exists to energy efficiŽnt hybrid vehicles (e.g. Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, etc.), but already in the seventies a converted Citroen with a 48VDC motor was driving in Sprang-Capelle. Inside four lorry batteries were used which could be switched in parallel (12VDC), series-parallel (24VDC) or in series (48VDC) by means of starter relais. These were controlled from a three position accelerator pedal. Also the gearbox was still available, which enables the pre-selection of various maximum speeds (max 70km/hrs) although at the expense of a reduced action radius.

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