Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Enfield Electric Car
Enfield Electric Cars
Date:1976
Registration:LYV 135P
Acquired by the Museum:1992 (on loan)
Current State:As acquired
Delivered new to Eastern Electricity in 1976, these cars were part of a substantial production batch which were put into commercial use with Electricity Boards throughout the country. As such they form one of the most comprehensive trials of battery car operation ever mounted. Some standard car components were used to reduce production and maintenance costs. Batteries are fitted at the front and rear to equalise load distribution. Most modern accessories, such as radio, windscreen washers etc. are fitted, but not a heater, an omission which was keenly felt in winter.

This example, registered LYV 135P, was used for commuting and general local transport use in the Ipswich area. Placed on long term loan to the Museum by Eastern Electricity in 1992.