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Offline Lancealot

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Re: C5 Prototype?
« Reply #1 on: 29, August, 2011 - 08:57:01 »
That is very nice. Good find....

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« Reply #2 on: 29, August, 2011 - 09:02:18 »
..something similar to those were issued to servicemen that lost limbs during the two world wars, usually wealthier officer types I'd imagine .

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« Reply #3 on: 04, September, 2011 - 08:22:19 »
I think we've seen that before, before it was restored ? I was looking at a non electric one the other day at Lulworth castle on display.

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Re: C5 Prototype?
« Reply #4 on: 04, September, 2011 - 11:59:23 »
I'm sure I heard, on QI or something, that all cars were electric at first. But petrol became for popular because (back then) it was much more readily available and batteries were crap.

I'm sure I also heard the diesel engine was invented to run on peanut oil but once again the fossil fuel was more readily available.

Anyone else heard this?  ???

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« Reply #5 on: 04, September, 2011 - 12:03:15 »
Electric cars and steam were quite common in the US over 100 years ago, more so than petrol cars. I think the switch to petrol came about because they had vast quantities of it left over as a byproduct of refining over things.