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The Citicar is a small electric vehicle whose design was later purchased by Commuter Vehicles, Inc. and renamed the Commuta Car, was first produced in Florida in 1974 by a company called Sebring Vanguard because of the mid-1970's fuel crisis. The Citicar was a tiny golf cart sized car that could go at a top speed of about 39MPH, had no extra features such as locking doors or air conditioning. Production continued until 1983, and at 2,500 produced, it still holds the record for most road-legal electric cars made in automobile history.


The Citicar came in 3 models. Coupe, the smallest of the three, had a diagonal front, a roof parallel to the road, and a back with a 90 degree angle to the road. The second smallest model, hatchback was the same as the coupe, except it had a slightly larger wheelbase and a back that sloped. This gave the two passengers a little more room while riding in the car. The largest of the three, was called the Citivan, or Commuta Van, which still held two passengers, but also had room for storage. It was the only model with a trunk. All of the vehicles can run for up to 40 miles per charge.

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