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Great Electric Car Race #199904

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 03, 1968
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(Studio) In the "great electric car race", MIT's entry arrived in Pasadena. California Tech's car still en route to Massachusetts.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Pasadena, California) MIT's Corvair had to be towed last 90 mile Trip took 8 days. Car had repeated tows due to breakdowns. [MIT SPOKESPERSON - says not all that bad to be towed.] [2nd Massachusetts Institute of Technology SPOKESPERSON - says penalties incurred for every mi. towed in and every mile California car charges before getting to charging station; he has portable charger. We blew up our motor.] [COORDINATOR Massachusetts Institute of Technology car - says car not answer to cross-country transportation, but could be for urban travels.]
REPORTER: John Flynn

(Near Cleveland, Ohio) Cal Tech. car shown recharging. Rptd. car to get to Cambridge, Massachusetts, Weds.
REPORTER: John Flynn

(Near Cleveland, Ohio) [Cal Tech SPN - says intended to stimulate development of practical battery or fuel cell to lessen pollution and noise. Only costs $20 to power car across US.]

(Near Cleveland, Ohio) Judges will still have to decide who won.
REPORTER: John Flynn

Flynn, John;
Reasoner, Harry

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