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Otis EV van (c1974)

on this day in 1974 (30 July) an electric van made its debut as a vehicle for St George council workers in Sydney’s south.

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the battery powered van was made by the Otis Elevator Company, but like most electric vehicles until very recently, faced too much competition from fossil fuel cars to survive.

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