1907-1939: Detroit Electric car

“Detroit Electric was produced by the Anderson Electric Car Company Production of the electric automobile, powered by a rechargeable lead acid battery, began in 1907. The cars reliably got 80 miles (130 km) between battery recharging.

“The Detroit Electric was mainly sold to women drivers and physicians who desired the dependable and immediate start without the physically demanding hand cranking. Production was at its peak in the 1910s selling around 1000-2000 cars a year. Towards the end of the decade the Electric was helped by the high price of gasoline during World War I. Clara Ford, the wife of Henry Ford, drove Detroit Electrics from 1908″

- Wikipedia

Sources: Zap; DetroitElectric.org; Gray Dort Motors; Coachbuilt; Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society; VEVA; San Diego History; Vintage Seattle / Library of Congress

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  1. I have A charger for the Detroit Electric car,And I need to move to a new location.I am thinking of selling the massive charger.Is anyone looking for one?

    looking to sell a charger for the Detroit Electric car.

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