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Items of Historical Interest in the Development and Commercialization of EVs
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The Vehicle Equipment Co. of Long Island City NY produced a
large number of commercial-purpose electric vehicles (e.g.
delivery trucks) from 1901 to 1906. They produced a 3-seater
electric car, the V.E. Electric, from 1903 to 1905. Most, if not
all, vehicles were shaft-drive. Vehicle types produced included
broughams, victorias, hansoms, landaulets, and commercial vehicles
include trucks and sightseeing buses. The factory burned in 1904,
and was rebuilt. The company went into receivership in 1906, and
was resurrected after reorganization as the General Vehicle
Magnus Volk makes several 3-wheeler electric cars in Great Britain in 1891, one of which was sold to a sultan in Turkey.
Volkswagen maintained a fleet of research vehicles based on conversions of their Golf model. At least 70 of these were produced and were known as the CitySTROMer. VW also produced about 70 electric vans for fleet research purposes.
motor-alternator-charging unit range extender.
a)Manufactured by Voltra Inc. New York, NY
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