The more things change...
...the more they stay the same.(It sounds a bit better in the original French: "Plus ça change, plus c'est pareil.")The Detroit Electric was produced by the Anderson Electric Car Company in - no surprise - Detroit, Michigan, between 1907 and 1939. It wasn't as fast as a Tesla, with a top speed of 20 MPH (which was just fine at the time), but it did advertise about 80 miles per charge, with some people apparently driving over 200 miles on a single charge. Not bad for century-old tech!Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Mamie Eisenhower, and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.electric cars until 1939. In total, it made about 13,000 electric cars between 1907 and 1939.
Public domain/1920 ad/Public DomainThe Detroit Electric brand was recently revived, but it's not exactly at the forefront of electric transportation anymore...Via Library of Congress, Twitter
Detroit Electric car charging at home in... 1919
The more things change, the more they stay the same.