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Henry Ford's wife, Clara Ford drove a 1914 Detroit Electric Model 47. It had a range of 200 miles and she paid an extra 600 dollars to have Thomas Edison's Nickel Iron battery installed. She told Henry that she would not drive his new "explosion car". Why did Thomas Edison fight so hard to keep his DC charging stations running when Nikola Tesla's AC motor was clearly more efficient? Edison was a huge shareholder in The Electric Car Company. Why do all the documentaries leave the electric cars out? They were around in 1880 through the early 1940s. They just never get mentioned. Not mentioned at all in that series (the men who built America). John D. Rockefeller,( founder of standard oil) drove a Detroit Electric. The first documented woman driver in America, Genevra Delphine Mudge, drove a Waverly Electric Car. President Taft (1909-1913) was the first president to own and operate a car during his president. Yes, you guessed it, an all electric . It was a Baker Electric. Now I Know why big oil donates so much to education and historical foundations.
 

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Actually, the Model 47 had an advertised range of only 80 miles.
 

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Well after doing some research, it seems THOMAS PARKER in 1884 invented the FIRST electric car. 30 years BEFORE HF.
 

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Actually, the Model 47 had an advertised range of only 80 miles.
Yes, but in 1914 they did set a record of 241 miles on a single charge. 2600 bucks for the car and another 600 for the upgraded nickel Iron batteries.

Take inflation in to account and that $2600 car becomes ~$60,000.00 plus another $14k for the $600 battery upgrade.

Sounds about right when compared to a Model S Tesla...except for the 17" LCD and top speed. :)

And in case anybody is interested, Detroit Electric's car 100 years later.

http://www.detroitelectric.org/new_detroit_electric.htm

http://www.detroit-electric.com/models.php#tabs-5

Focusallelectric has some stuff right, he just needs to back off the throttle a tad. :) Did he get banned, or just staying quiet?
 

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He was banned.
That's what I get for hanging around one section too much. I missed all the excitement. :) Had he gone to "off topic" with his madness, he'd probably have been allowed to hang around a bit longer. The Mods are much more tolerant of us crazy people. :)
 
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