30 Nov '11, 4pm

Electric car ad from 1912

Electric car ad from 1912

Matt Novak of the always worthwhile blog PaleoFuture just stumbled across this ad for an electric car -- from 1912. The Columbus Buggy Company once employed 1,000 people in a factory that produced horse-drawn carriages, and at the dawn of the automobile it attempted to make the leap to motorized versions. At the time, there was nothing odd about electric cars , given that no one had any preconceived notions about how a car should operate. Then Henry Ford rolled out the Model T and the rest is history.

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