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Old 10-25-2011, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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R.I.P. Bob Beaumont, creator of the Citicar electric car by Sebring Vanguard

The world has lost a pioneer of electric vehicles.


source: Car of The Future: Columbia Man Recalls His Past Creating and Selling Electric Cars | Baltimore City Paper

Bob Beaumont passed away yesterday, according to a note posted by his daughter in the C-Car (Citicar Comuta-Car) Yahoo forum.

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From: Dina M. Beaumont
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 3:11 PM
Subject: My Dad

Hi,

I emailed a couple of you earlier but my Dad passed away earlier this
morning. It was peaceful and calm for us all.

We will hold a prayer service for him on Wednesday evening 6-8 pm at the
Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Saint John's Roman Catholic Church room 1,
10431 Twin Rivers Road in Columbia, Md 21044. Then a funeral mass on
Thursday at 10:30 am with lunch afterward at a near by restaurant.

Thanks, Dina

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In the 1970's, Beaumont and his backers & associates produced several thousand of these modest, wedge shaped electric cars. The production run made it the world's most successful electric car, a distinction it held until very recently. See: Citicar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


(Photo taken in Beaumont's home town of Columbia, Maryland for the First Citicar World Gathering.)

Here's some video from Ben Nelson of the Citicars driving to Bob's house as part of the Citicar World Gathering weekend events:



(from thread: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ture-8394.html )

I will add that the 48 volt Citicar is part of the inspiration for building the 48 volt ForkenSwift (which I drove over to my brother's place this morning to jump start his minivan's dead battery. )

Rest in peace, Bob.

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