- Best known and most successful electric car.
- Top speed of 20 miles per hour and a conservatively advertised range of 80 miles.
- Noted for its tall china cabinet-like bodies.
- 1914 production: 4,669 (all body styles).
- Price new: $2,500 - $3,000.
The Detroit Electric was produced by the Anderson Electric Car Company from 1907 through 1938. The cars were powered by rechargeable Edison storage batteries. Electric cars were primarily marketed to women and physicians, some of whom had problems with hand-cranked cars.
The Detroit Electrics were by far the best known and most successful electric cars. They were noted for the tall, glassy china cabinet-like bodies. The cars were advertised as reliably getting 80 miles between battery charges, although in at least one test, one Detroit Electric was able to get 211.3 miles on a single charge. Top speed was only about 20 miles per hour, but this was considered adequate for city driving.
Make: Detroit Electric
Serial No: 11351
Engine Size: Electric