12 Comments on "Electric Car 1980 with Sean G Clancy and Sean Walsh"


  1. Great video. Makes me sad that here we are 30 years later and nothing has changed except we're back in a recession and i'm doing something similar. I'd love to know what happened to the car and the people involved?

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  2. The first man in this video is Sean Walsh, his wife used the car after this was aired for some years around Galway city. The second man is my father Sean Clancy. They tried to get funding to develop the car and idea but were unsuccessful, and he still has the letter from the IDA advising they could not give funding.

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  3. English subtitles added to video, you may need to click on the up arrow on the bottom left side and select "Turn on Captions"

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  4. that should actually be an up arrow on the right side and select "Turn on Captions"…come sinead…everyone else got it working… 🙂

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  5. @gateopenope I contacted RTE1 that broadcasted this video clip on the news and got them to post me out a copy of it from their archives

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  6. they were thinking way ahead from time, I was only 6 yrs old then, I still have such dreams..they already made it reality in the ice age of 1980 using conventional lead acid water batteries! it raises questions in our minds..where are we now 36yrs later? nowhere!

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