In the “Löwenzahn” excerpt from 1983, Peter Lustig introduced an electric car, a converted Golf.
The E-Golf’s power source appears to be lead-acid batteries, the portal writes „EFahrer.com“ A type of drive that has been outdated for a long time.
However, the debate between Lustig and the truck driver is still of great interest, as they discuss the source of the electricity.
Today, electric cars are no longer new. Almost all major auto manufacturers have electric models in their product range, and many have already announced the start of gasoline and diesel engines. The first steps were taken early – on television, with ritual presenter Peter Lustig.
Peter Lustig and his e-Golf
From 1979 to 2006, Peter Lustig explained complex topics to children across Germany, including the aforementioned electric car. In the video, Peter Lustig meets a truck driver in a green e-Golf that ran out of fuel. Then the two start talking, because Lustig doesn’t have fuel with him of course. Funny explains his fuelless e-car to the stunned trucker and shows him the battery under the hood and the connector under the tank cap.
It can be assumed that the displayed batteries, which by the way are quite large, are lead batteries, according to “E-driver”. These are commonly used for burners. In the E-Golf shown, this battery probably required a very long charging time and did not have a particularly long range. The charging option, which appears as an inconspicuous plug, is now very outdated, writes “EFahrer”.
But even if the technology in the clip is outdated, the conversations are all less important. Driving without crude oil – this is what Peter Lustig emphasized as one of the great advantages of an electric car. While the truck driver argues that this is still required to generate electricity, Lustig argues that electricity can also come from renewable energies, such as solar and wind.
“One day, if we keep innovating and thinking, we’ll get all that stench of gasoline off the street,” Lustig says at the end of the video. Nearly 40 years later, this is not a reality yet, but at least scopes and batteries have improved a lot.