With word of more alternative fuel cars coming out (like the possibly electric Cadillac Provoq), we thought it was time to visit the most successful electric car in our country's history. Approximately 2,200 Citicars (a.k.a. CommutaCars) were built by a company based out of Florida. The two-seaters were powered by a 3.5 horsepower motor connected to eight 6-volt golf-cart batteries. The result was a wedge-shapped oddity capable of approximately 30 mph and a range of 40 miles in optimal conditions.
The car is somewhat famous for being the car that Uncle Eddie pilots on the sitcom Grounded For Life (including a scene where he tries to escape it in but his brother grabs the pillar and slows it down by hand). Versions of this car that didn't end up in a scrap pile are now very minor collectibles and can even be found on eBay. We'll take one in yellow, thank you very much. [Econogics]