1981 - Volume #5, Issue #2, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New No Gas Car Costs Penny/Mile To Operate
Quinsey notes that you can't drive on freeways with the Roadrunner since it only goes 40 mph, putting it in the same licensing class as a Moped. It has a high and low gear, and reverse. Maximum driving distance on the car's four 6-volt battery pack is 30 to 60 miles, depending on how hilly, speed traveled, load carried, etc. It takes about 8 hrs. to re-charge the batteries.
The basic model sells for right at $3,500 and is available as a convertible, with a sunroof, side doors, or open doors and windows. Specs include a formed steel frame with fiberglass body, a low center of gravity to assure stability, independent hydraulic disk brakes in the rear and mechanical brakes in front, and turn signals. The rear wheels are 21 in. in dia.; the front wheel 16 in. Length is 78 in., width 52 1/2 in. and height is 55 in. Ground clearance is 5 in. Carries adriver and one adult passenger.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Roadrunner Galaxie, 1151 North Tustin Ave., Anaheim, Cal. 92807 (ph 714 630-7133).
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