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Rare EV: 1917 Detroit Electric Model 68 Brougham

It’s funny how some things change and others stay the same. I’m thinking about the EV argument or discussion – which usually turns into an argument – about the driving range and how much range on a single charge… more»

Subaru EV: 1981 Jet Industries Electra-Van 600

I always think of Stevie Ray Vaughan when I think of Austin, Texas, and when I’m there I always visit the SRV statue on the banks of the river. One thing I rarely think of when I think of… more»

Future Classic? 2024 Tesla Cybertruck

You may never have heard of a sleepy little company called Tesla, its shy CEO, or its latest product. Let’s fill in the blanks as this company is horrible at PR and is rarely if ever in the news…. more»

UPDATE: One Million Dollar 1980 Ford Fairmont EV?!!

UPDATE – In what could be the single largest price drop we’ve ever seen on an unrealistically priced car, this Fairmont EV went from a million-dollar asking price down to a now realistic asking price of $5,000! It’s definitely… more»

Fully Loaded! 1971 B&Z Electra King

This 1971 B&Z Electra King EV is almost like a Dr. Dolittle Pushmi-Pullyu (push me pull you), if anyone remembers Dr. Doolittle. Hello? Is this thing on? It’s hard to tell which end is the front and which end… more»

Silent Subaru: 1977 Jet Industries Electra-Van 500

I’m not sure which part of this 1977 Jet Industries Electra-Van 500 EV is more interesting, the tiny Subaru microvan part or the Texas-based conversion part. When you combine both of them they make for what I think is… more»

Plug-In Project: 1980 Lectric Leopard EV

Millions of people around the world know them as the Renault 5 and we know them as the LeCar here in the United States. This car has yet another name, it’s a 1980 Lectric Leopard, a battery-powered R5, or… more»

Power Wagon: 1981 Ford Fairmont EV Wagon

Those of you who are unfortunate enough to know me either personally or online, know that a car like this 1981 Ford Fairmont EV wagon really turns my crank, even though this one doesn’t have a crank. Or an… more»

1 of 400: 1995 Geo Metro Solectria Force EV

There will be an audible gasp among fans of unusual EV conversions and a very loud audible sigh among gas-powered muscle car fans with this one. I’m a fan of both types of vehicles but I almost always gravitate… more»

EV Conversion: 1974 Porsche 914

Battery-powered vehicles have been around for well over 100 years, it’s not a new phenomenon. I would argue that it’s also not a flash-in-the-pan feel-good exercise for folks often labeled as tree-huggers or any such nonsense. They really are… more»

Serial Number 0001: 1960 Henney Kilowatt

This one is a bit of a head-scratcher in more ways than one. While a 1960 Henney Kilowatt based on a Renault Dauphine is unusual enough, the seller has this one listed as #0001 even though they started making… more»

Chevy Volt Batteries: 1980 Jet Industries ElectraVan

“One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn’t belong”, to quote the great sage of our time: Ernie from Sesame Street. Guess which vehicle I’m going to talk about here? Yes, the… more»

Rare EV Ancestor: 1932 Detroit Electric Model 97

This 1932 Detroit Electric Model 97 is no Tesla alternative, despite what you may have heard. It actually is an incredibly rare and relatively-early-yet-late battery-powered car that can be found here on eBay in Wilson, North Carolina. The bid… more»

White Wedge: 1980 Comuta-Car EV

A car with a 40-mile range would be useful for a lot of people, although the size of this 1980 Comuta-Car may give most of them a fright. Sharing the road with texting and otherwise-inattentive gigantic-SUV-driving people is enough… more»

Needs Batteries: 1994 Geo Solectria Force EV

“Needs batteries”. How many times have we seen that in relation to a car like this unusual 1994 Geo Solectria Force EV? Many times, but it’s an interesting car it can be found here on eBay in Ludlow, Massachusetts…. more»

Tesla Wannabee: 1961 Stuart Electric

The story of Barry Stuart, inventer of the 1961 Stuart Electic, could have gone much like that of Elon Musk if the stars would have aligned. He may have been ahead of his time and ahead of available technology… more»

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