Bob Beaumont, the inventor of the electric CitiCar of the 1970s who died this week at 79, once said, “You could move millions of people this way with no pollution. Cheaply. Here I am, one guy, trying to convince the world to do this.’’ If only he had. The Washington Post said in 2004 that Beaumont embodied “the nameless frustration of being absolutely right and having the world turn away.’’
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