When we first moved to the US, we had an electric car for a while. It's one of those vague memories from childhood. I remember seeing the car, which we had named Tweeky (after the robot in Buck Rogers, anyone remember that show???) plugged in to the outlet outside. It was smaller than our other cars and squarish.
We never used it much, but every once in a while, we'd load up in Tweeky and go for a ride. I don't think that we all fit, because with 5 kids and 2 adults, it would have been a super tight squeeze. We'd just drive around for a while, then head back home and put the car away again until the next time.
Yes, that was family entertainment, driving around in the electric car for a bit and then going back home.
At some point, my parents got rid of Tweeky. I don't remember when or why, but Tweeky just disappeared one day. We didn't notice for a while.