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September 2008 Issue
 
ARTICLE
 
Electric Vehicles
By Robert McLellan
 
 

National

Pope-Waverly

Pope-Waverly
     

Are we back where we were 100 years ago? At that time electric, steam and gasoline all competed for dominance in propelling the automobile. The high cost of gasoline and its' scarcity gave the other sources of power an advantage that they quickly lost. Now, here we are again with those advantages and an additional reason — save the environment.

It is interesting to note that in the 1970s and 80s there was a resurgence in the interest in electric vehicles due to the high price of gasoline. By the 1990s that was almost forgotten, but the literature and some of the cars still remain. This has stirred up interest in the old car hobby and a review of some of what is available follows:

 
 

Boyertown

Boyertown

Citi Car / Vanguard
     

Citi Car / Vanguard

Copper Development Association

Copper Development Association
     

Copper Development Association

Eagle

Elcar
     

Electra Van

Electra King

Electra King
     

Electric Auto Corporation

Electric Fuel Propulsion

Electric Fuel Propulsion
     

Electric Shopper

Electric Fuel Propulsion

Electro Master
     

Electromotion, Inc.

Endura

EVR-1
     

Free-Way

Garrett Corporation

General Engines
     

General Engines

Laher

Lectran
     

Marathon

Marketeer

Marketeer
     

Marketour

Mckee Engineering Corporation

Mobilette
     

Mota

Nu-Klea

Sports Rider
     

Sports Rider

Stuart

Titan
     

Titan

Voltra

Zele
     
 
 
 
The Automotive Chronicles, September 2008
 
 
 
 
 
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