Think electric cars are something modern? Your wrong. This car on a tour to Mt. Rainier around 1920 was all electric.
Enlarge this photo and you’ll see the sign on the car reads Detroit Electric — an electric automobile produced by Anderson Electric Car Company between 1907 and 1939. It was said to got 80 miles between battery charges.
The car was sold mainly to women and physicians who didn’t want to hand crank a car — a requirement with early internal combustion engines.
Detroit Electric was revived in 2008.
Photo courtesy of Gary Henricksen.
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