Sinclair C5 electric trike goes on sale – 11 January archive, 1985

11 January 1985 The battery–powered tricycle developed by British inventor Clive Sinclair has been given the green light for road use by the Department of Transport

Sir Clive Sinclair’s electric trike, a battery-powered machine which can be driven on the roads without a licence, insurance or tax by anyone over 14, arrived on the market yesterday.

It costs a basic £399, or £428 by mail order delivery, and Sir Clive predicts sales of 100,000 in the first year.

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