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The power game. Theres no stopping some people - even during a petrol shortage

The power game. Theres no stopping some people - even during a petrol shortage


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The power game. Theres no stopping some people - even during a petrol shortage

The power game. Theres no stopping some people - even during a petrol shortage. Environment Minister Geoffrey Rippon and his answer to the petrol shortage. It is a nine-year-old Electricity Council Minivan which has been humming around Bristol for some years. Its eight batteries give a top speed of 40 mph. But there are snags... It needs a four-hour re-charge every 25 miles. November 1973 P018763

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The Power Game - Overcoming Obstacles in the Midst of a Petrol Shortage

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. In this photo print, we witness the indomitable spirit of Environment Minister Geoffrey Rippon during a time of petrol shortage. Undeterred by the challenges faced by many, Rippon unveils his ingenious solution – a nine-year-old Electricity Council Minivan that has been quietly humming around Bristol for years. This remarkable vehicle, powered solely by eight batteries, defies convention with its top speed reaching 40 mph. However, as with any pioneering invention, there are snags to overcome. The minivan requires a four-hour recharge every 25 miles traveled. Yet despite these limitations, it stands as an inspiring symbol of resilience and determination amidst adversity. Captured in November 1973, this image serves as a testament to human ingenuity and our unwavering pursuit of alternative energy sources. It showcases how political figures like Rippon can lead by example when facing environmental challenges head-on. As we delve into the photograph's narrative, we are reminded that even during times of scarcity and uncertainty, innovative solutions emerge to propel us forward. This snapshot from history sheds light on an era where motor cars were not solely reliant on traditional engines but instead explored new frontiers in transport technology. Let this image serve as inspiration for future generations to continue pushing boundaries and seeking sustainable alternatives in their quest for progress – reminding us all that there truly is no stopping some people when they set their minds to it.

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