The Electric Shopper Car

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 21, 2016
     Category: Inventions | Technology | 1960s | Cars | Yesterday’s Tomorrows

Looks like a Mini and a golf cart had a baby.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/21/16 at 08:00 AM
I was thinking more of a Nash Metropolitan (which to you young'ns probably sounds like something you might get at a Starbucks).
Posted by JohnD1 on 01/21/16 at 08:44 AM
How about Flipper & a golf cart?

BTW, if Mexafornia was REALLY serious about fossil fuels then why don't they just outlaw the stuff completely? I'm sure that most of the current residents are already used to burros anyhow.

Too much? :blank:
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/21/16 at 09:07 AM
I saw something similar on a 1987 trip to France. The "car" was powered by a two cylinder motor and was aimed at people who didn't need a full sized auto. Legally they were allowed on the roadways but with a top speed of about 35 m.p.h. they shouldn't have been. Owners were mainly elderly people and they would insist on driving in the center of a lane instead of staying to the curb side and allowing traffic to pass.

Needless to say the vehicle did not fare well in crashes and was known by a popular term that translated to English as "Cream cheese." I haven't seen anything similar on more recent trips to Europe.
Posted by KDP on 01/21/16 at 09:12 AM
KDP: There´s something called an E U moped, kind of the same thing. 500cc diesel and you only need a moped permit. Slow and down the middle hasn´t changede though.
Posted by F.U.D. on 01/21/16 at 10:45 AM
@F.U.D. Is that also known as the European DUI Mobile ?
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/21/16 at 11:00 AM
The design is a copy of a 59 Plymouth.
Posted by BMN on 01/21/16 at 03:08 PM
Looks like the cars attached to grocery carts for kids to sit in.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/21/16 at 09:14 PM
@BMN: Only if you're about 50ft away, on a dark night, and squint real hard.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/22/16 at 12:50 AM
I prefer my small cars to have a little more gusto:
Posted by Phideaux on 01/22/16 at 02:05 AM
@Expat- Think of it as a baby Plymouth with the fins not fully developed.
@BD- I think this is the DUI mobile you heard about.
Posted by BMN on 01/22/16 at 09:55 AM
Yeah, they're over here as well, but at least you need a moped license to drive one in my country, you can't just pick one up and drive off. They're a double-edged sword, really: on the one hand older people (or the handicapped!) who would otherwise pine and wither can get to the shops, on the other hand teenagers and early twentiers can be a pain in them.

As for the one in the article, it looks to me like the Isetta's little brother that was dropped on its head by the obstetrician.
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/22/16 at 03:36 PM
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