The Scottish Aviation Scamp is a small concept electric city car that was designed between 1964 and 1966 by Scottish Aviation.
This electric car was developed by Scottish Aviation in Prestwick with finance from the Electricity Council. It was designed when the small car was at the height of its popularity, and was intended for shoppers. It has a top speed of 35 miles per hour with a 20-mile range between charges. Although demonstrated by Stirling Moss with some success, the Scamp could not match conventional cars. The batteries did not last long enough, and the Electricity Council insisted that the car be tested by the Motor Industry Research Association. The suspension collapsed during the tests, so the Electricity Council claimed that the car was not roadworthy and was therefore unfit for their showrooms. After 12 were made, they withdrew from the development and Scottish Aviation abandoned the project.
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