Published on March 16th, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ford’s British roots in UK 100 years
To celebrate the centenary of Ford of Britain in 2011 the company is exploring its photo archive to reveal rarely seen images.
In 1967 the Ford Comuta concept vehicle was used to demonstrate the potential of the electric vehicle. With a top speed of 40mph and a total range of around 40 miles on a full charge the Ford Comuta was never going to oust the best-selling Cortina as the drivers’ favourite. Even Ford’s assistant managing director at the time, Leonard Crossland recognised electric motors would not replace combustion engines for long journeys, saying: “…their uses will be primarily as city centre delivery vans and suburban shopping cars.”