So you think electric cars are an idea of near future and just started getting popular this decade? Well than you haven’t heard of Detroit Electric. The brand represented to the most popular car in history in the 1900s (umm maybe that’s because they were the only ones around at that time) with production running from 1907 through 1939 by the Anderson Electric Car Company in Detroit Michigan.
Big shots like Thomas Edison, Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Henry Ford’s Wife Clara, and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. were just some of the owners of the Detroit Electric. The 100-year old electric car did 211 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 19mph.
Now with the help of ZAP, China Youngman Group and some investors, Detroit Electric is coming back for as a limited edition promotional vehicle. The company is also finalizing plans to build an array of cars, trucks and buses with the latest automotive technologies.
Source: Inhabitat (via Straightline)
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