The Electric Car Produced in Greece in the 70s

An electric car that was built on the Greek island of Syros in the 70s, was one of the world’s first mass produced electric cars.

Enfield 8000, built in Neorio, Syros, was the brainchild of the UK-based Greek millionaire Giannis Goulandris.

Goulandris, had a business called Enfield Automotive which was based on the Isle of Wight.

He pioneered the design of the electric car way back as far as the 1960s, when the United Kingdom Electricity Council invited people in a competitive way to build an electric car – Enfield 8000 was born from that idea.

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