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Automobile Driving Museum show offers electric-car history retrospective

Automobile Driving Museum show offers electric-car history retrospective

The first modern electric cars to go on sale in large numbers were the Nissan Leaf and first-generation Chevrolet Volt, both of which arrived in showrooms in December 2010. But the history of electric cars stretches back much further than that—more than a century back, in fact. Electric cars... read more

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1914 Detroit Electric car, owned by GE scientist Charles Steinmetz, Schenectady, NY, June 2011

Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation Set Up To Preserve Electric-Car History

With more than 100,000 electric cars on U.S. roads--and thousands more added each month--advocates and historians are turning their attention to the last time cars with plugs... read more July 9, 2013 by 11


 
1979 Oldsmobile 98 diesel coupe en route to SwSW 2013 as Modus Operandi company car

Diesel Road Trip: Agency Rocks SxSW With 1979 Oldsmobile Coupe

Nothing like a lime green 34-year-old diesel car to wake you up the morning after you spring forward, is there? Two weeks ago, we wrote about the near-pristine 54,000-mile... read more March 11, 2013 by 6


 
1979 Oldsmobile 98 Diesel, San Diego, offered on Craigslist, Feb 2013

Diesel History For Sale: 1979 Oldsmobile 98 Coupe, 54K Miles

Fans of diesel-engined cars really, really love their vehicles, and we have a lot of them on this site. So we're hoping that some Southern California diesel car fanatic will... read more February 26, 2013 by 14


 
1959 Pioneer electric car prototype, with Nic-L-Silver Battery president Geroge Lippincott at wheel

Vanished 1950s Electric Car: Pioneer By Nic-L-Silver Battery Co.

George Lippincott was the founder and president of Nic-L-Silver Battery Company, Santa Ana, California, which made a popular line of American car batteries in the 1950s... read more April 13, 2012 by 15


 
1914 Detroit Electric car, owned by GE scientist Charles Steinmetz, Schenectady, NY, June 2011

1914 Detroit Electric: Pretty Spry For A Century Old (Video)

For decades, old electric cars--those built from the 1890s to 1930 or so, when the last remnants of the industry died out--were nothing more than oddities. Tall, imposing... read more June 20, 2011 by 2


 
1947 Tama Electric Car

(VIDEO): Ancestral Electric Cars: What Came Before the 2011 Leaf?

We all know about the latest electric cars to come from the likes of Ford, General Motors and Nissan. But while they may be the latest they are certainly not the first. In... read more March 22, 2011 by 3


 

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