Proving false that lightning doesn’t strike twice is this sporting example of what happened the last time Detroit got slightly discombobulated, and we sought alternative propulsion as a pan-galactic solution to our futuristic driving visions. This 1980 Dodge Omni 024-Plymouth Horizon TC3 stands as the only electric car ever sighted on many trips to the boneyard. Research uncovers this particular long-since recycled electric car was originally manufactured by now defunct Jet Industries of Austin, Texas. Jet purchased gliders, or cars without infernal combustion engines, from FoMoCo and Mopar and then stuffed them full of electrical componentry and lead-acid batteries. More searching revealed an impressive number of these converted machines still on the road, including the most sought after of Jet Industries vehicles – the Subaru Sambar-based Electra Van 600. We’re keeping our eyes peeled for an Electra Van. If this search proves fruitless, we’ll just have to find an engineless Subaru Sambar and swap in a high compression turbo mill that huffs 130-octane LPG or CNG. Cash for clunkers? Bah. Cash for conversions!