Anthony Howarth

Solar Utility Vehicles, Writing non-fiction, and Live-aboard voyaging in Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, France

Anthony Howarth

Solar Utility Vehicles, Writing non-fiction, and Live-aboard voyaging in Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, France

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After a 10 year break, my life is again dedicated to introducing the world to the delights and practical value of solar powered Light Utility Vehicles (LUVs) or Original Solar Cars (OSCARs) or Solar Utility Vehicles (SUVs!).

Not a solution for every person and every journey but good, on average, for up to 25% of the word's transport needs without using oil or passing the buck back to the (coal) power station.

This, my 5 billion dollar project with roots in sketches and calculations made in 1979, was first published in 1980. It has been ahead of the market for a long time, over 35 years. Maybe its time has come?

Otherwise, I can be described as:

Writer, Speaker, Photographer, Oscar & Golden Globe Nominated Filmmaker as well as Engineer.

In my spare time: 15 years live-aboard sailor - 50,000 blue water miles. 15 years Live-ashore gardener. Now heading back aboard the LongBoat for 15 years on European canals and rivers.

Photography - 1959 to mid 1980s - about 200 cover stories & 1000s of inside pages in international magazines. Find my pictures at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/anthony-howarth.html and anthonyhowarth.com/photogra/html

Films: Black Man's Land - White Man's Country, Mau Mau, Kenyatta; The Sheep Must Live, The Bakhtiari Migration; Shusha; People of The Wind; B25 - Mitchells Do Fly in IMC; A Car For Africa (5 part TV series).

Books: Boat People and Me - First Voyage; Boat People and Me - The Road to Grenada; Traveller Behind Bars; Kenyatta - A Photograpic Biography; AFRICAR - The Development of A Car For Africa; and, soon (2016-17), Volumes 1-3 of The Africar Affair.

While believing that the world is over populated, I have 6 children and 14 grandchildren. I live with my wife, People, and, sadly, just one of two cats, in Charente Maritime, SW France. Quit smoking 4.05pm Nov 5 1989 and maintaining!

Dream? Re-starting my 1980s AFRICAR project.

The Africar System is based on local real (not assembly kit) manufacture of motor vehicles locally throughout the world. The product to be vehicles appropriate to local conditions on "the ordinary road".

There should be an associated cinema biopic film based on the up-coming book seriers: THE AFRICAR AFFAIR. Story gets better every year. Any serious executive producers out there?

2016 - Check out my site and my blog. They will become more active now that I am back on the trail of Africar and solar electric vehicles.

www.anthonyhowarth.com

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Twitter Anthony Howarth @howarthanthony

  • Work
    • OSCARCO
  • Education
    • Stowe School. Cambridge University MA Mech Sciences Tripos