24 Apr '15, 10am

Friday Flashback: The 1979 ETV-1 Electric Car

The ETV-1 project paired the GE Research and Development Center with Chrysler’s engineering gurus in the late 1970s. The Department of Energy set a goal of creating a $5,000 (about $20,500 today) electric car with a 0 to 30 MPH time of 9 seconds, a top speed of 65 MPH, and a driving range of between 70 and 100 miles. Based on the then-new K-car chassis, the ETV-1 hit all of those milestones, using a T-shaped battery pack containing 18 lead-acid batteries that could be charged in just 10 hours from a home outlet. Sounds pretty promising for 1970s technology, right?

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