First Electric Cars

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  • First Electric Cars

  • Eric Quinn

    Member
    May 23, 2022 at 5:13 am
  • Joshua Rosen

    Member
    May 23, 2022 at 5:29 am

    Electric cars dominated until the invention of the electric starter, they were quiet, started immediately and you charged them at home, sound familiar?. The first land speed record was set in 1898 in an electric car. A Detroit Electric went 211 miles on a single charge althjough the advertised range was 80 miles. The original Edison batteries in Jay Leno’s Detroit Electric still work, I can’t imagine any modern battery lasting over 100 years.

  • Len Nowak

    Moderator
    May 23, 2022 at 7:40 am

    If you like EV history and you are near Kingman AZ you should visit the EV Museum Largest collect of EV vehicles in one museum ( globally)

    Welcome to the HEVF

    This may be the oldest I recall seeing:

    There was a very wide range of vehicles displayed from 1909 to the present, the oldest being a 1909 Ellwell-Parker baggage tug owned by Bob Oldfather, HEVFs Archivist. This is only one of two known to exist in the world.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by  Len Nowak.
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