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More than 40 years ago, Peter Lustig made a prediction about electric cars - it's amazing how right he was


Vehicle manufacturers will rely on electric cars in the future. The concept has been known for a long time. Peter Lustig dealt with this in the show "Löwenzahn" years ago.

Vehicle manufacturers will rely on electric cars in the future.

The concept has been known for a long time.

Peter Lustig dealt with this in the show "Löwenzahn" years ago.

Stuttgart - Today there is no way around electromobility.

Daimler AG only wants to build electric cars in the future, and even the sports car manufacturer Porsche is increasingly using the technology.

E-cars have grown, especially in the last decade.

The idea of ​​moving vehicles with electricity instead of petrol has been around for a long time.

Good proof of this is the episode "Just a drop of oil" of the TV series "Löwenzahn" with Peter Lustig.

In his show from 1981 to 2006, the moderator conveyed knowledge about a wide variety of topics for children and adults - and in 1983 Peter Lustig apparently took on the electric car.

E-car at "Löwenzahn": Peter Lustig drove electrically around 40 years ago

As a result, a tanker driver of all people ran out of petrol.

Unfortunately, Peter Lustig cannot help him with a replacement - because he himself is in an electric car.

As the portal


reports, the technology may seem a bit archaic today, but it was already working in 1983 according to the principle we know today.

In the "Löwenzahn" episode, Peter Lustig sits in an e-Golf that Volkswagen developed in 1976.

It was an experimental vehicle that had been built in response to the oil crisis that had just been overcome at the time.

Instead of a 75 hp petrol engine, the early electric car had a direct current electric motor under the hood.

In 1976, the battery consisted of 16 six-volt lead-acid batteries and could be charged via a normal 220-volt socket.

This was located under the fuel cap instead of the petrol filler neck.

There was already a problem that vehicle manufacturers such as Daimler and Porsche are still concerned with: charging the battery in the Volkswagen e-Golf took a paltry twelve hours.

However, it is not known how far Peter Lustig was able to drive it.

Peter Lustig drives an electric car in "Löwenzahn" - the moderator was ahead of his time in 1983

In the "Löwenzahn" episode, Peter Lustig and the tanker driver also discuss a problem that still exists today.

Because the tanker driver's criticism is that electricity, like petrol, is based on oil - a very common energy source at the time.

Of course, Peter Lustig also has an answer to that: “Well, not necessarily.

You can also generate electricity from hydroelectric power and, of course, from solar energy.”

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This text has already appeared in the past.

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With the electric car in the "Löwenzahn" episode, Peter Lustig was obviously ahead of his time, as

24auto *

also reports.

The Volkswagen project is by no means the first electrically powered vehicle.

In 1900, Porsche AG operated the “Lohner Porsche” with an electric motor.

Peter Lustig's vision of the future from 1983, which was quite courageous at the time, now seems within reach: "One day, if we keep inventing and thinking, we might get all these gas stinkers off the streets." *24auto

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