BBC Wales reporter Elfyn Thomas drives a Sinclair C5 in Cardiff city centre in 1985
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Sinclair C5 electric car 'ahead of its time'

First built in Merthyr in 1984, the Sinclair C5 electric vehicle was viewed by many as a toy, but others say it was ahead of its time.

This archive BBC Wales footage from January 1985 - when the C5 went on sale - shows reporter Elfyn Thomas braving the Cardiff city centre traffic.

  • 13 Jul 2014
  • From the section Wales