When the Comuta-car was delivered new, it had two of the nine available optional accessories:
• Battery saver caps …$58.50
• Right-side mirror. ….12.00
The seven accessories not included are:
• AM/FM radio….. $150.00.
• Right-hand drive …150.00.
• AM radio………….89.50.
• Spare tire/jack……..5.00.
• Tinted windshield….50.00.
• Seal-n-drive tire kit…7.50.
• Cigar lighter………..7.50.
The sliding windows in the doors are plexiglass but the one-piece windshield is glass and is swept clean by a single wiper blade.
Inside the cozy cockpit for two is the two-spoke steering wheel. A rocker switch on the dashboard is flipped up to go forward or down to reverse.
That’s all there is to operate a Comuta-car. Press the accelerator to go and press the brake to stop the 1,400-pound car.
Mr. Kinney says that the 50 mph speedometer is “wildly optimistic.” A voltmeter on the left end of the dashboard, he reports, “Is a more accurate gauge to see how fast your battery is dying.”