Dundee Museum of Transport electric car wowing visitors at COP26

Posted: July 25, 2021 by oldbrew in News, Travel
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A 1966 Scottish Aviation Scamp [image credit: DeFacto @ Wikipedia]

That’s the claim of a local newspaper at least. Little did the makers know they would eventually be proclaimed as forerunners of the mythical ‘fight against climate change’. What will be in EV museums in another 50 years?
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An electric car from Dundee that can only travel 20 miles is wowing visitors at the world’s biggest climate conference, says the Dundee Evening Telegraph.

The Wee Scamp, Scotland’s first attempt at the electric car, has a starring role at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26).

On loan from the Dundee Museum of Transport, it has a top speed of just 35mph and looks a lot like Postman Pat’s van.

It has a battery distance of 20 miles and takes eight hours to charge, so just 12 of them were ever made.

Museum manager Alexander Goodger was amazed to be one of just eight of the 250 applicants worldwide to be selected to exhibit at the climate conference.

Full article here.

  1. oldbrew says:

    An even older model…

  2. saighdear says:

    OK OK OK, But: Electric Cars Burn 31% More Energy than Gas Cars see https://www.academia.edu/s/bad71c99e0

    [mod] link not available

  3. JB says:

    So this is the fabled Scottish engineering, eh Mr Scott?

  4. rogercaiazza says:

    Isn’t that just a golf cart with sides?

  5. gbaikie says:

    I am sure lots of people would want that car. But it’s not a very useful car.
    And all visitors at COP26 are likewise useless people, which in proper world, would all be stuffed and put in a museum of most useless creatures.

  6. Graeme No.3 says:

    Perhaps a smaller version?

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