Let’s see, a vehicle designed to go to remote off-the-grid locations on batteries. Anyone see anything wrong there?
Do your remote off-the-grid locations have oil wells and refineries?
No, we invented Jerry cans for this reason.
"We" invented Jerry cans?
I detect a hint of holocaust-denial here, except in this case it is "don't mention the Nazis".
, was first developed in 1937 by the Müller engineering firm in Schwelm.
As that is a bit of a mouthful, the Brits performed one of their usual bastardisations and coined the term "Jerry can", which at least had the honesty to admit the design origins of this humble piece of kit.
In the early stages of WWII the British used cans captured from the "Jerries" (Germans) – hence "jerrycans" – in preference to their own containers as much as possible.
In the later stages of WWII British & American copies were produced in vast quantities, mainly to replace the millions casually "lost" each month on the road to Berlin.
Yes, cans for gasoline (& other uses) had existed before the Jerrycan, but nothing came close to it in terms of design excellence.
The photo below does NOT show Jerrycans; but rather the original British flimsies
Ground crew refuel a Supermarine Spitfire Mark VC of No. 601 Squadron RAF, using four-gallon petrol tins, in a sandbagged revetment at Luqa, Malta, while two armourers service the Spitfire's cannon.
These 4-gallon tins were cheaply made, but had a tendency to leak after minor damage, such as after being transported across a rock strewn desert.
Having said that, the one on the Spitfires wing is already well beaten-up.
Routinely discarded after a single use, the best thing that can be said about them is that they were readily converted it into a primitive cooking stove, the 'Benghazi burner'.
Thx as ever to wikipedia
"Flimsy", another fine example of wartime humor.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flimsy
Nothing to see here; move along please.