100-year-old model for electric car coming back

It was good enough for John D. Rockefeller Jr.

To promote itself,¬†Detroit Electric–a new joint venture between Zap and China’s Youngman Automotive Group–plan to release a limited number of cars based around the Detroit Electric, an electric car produced by the Anderson Electric Car Co. in the early part of the 20th century.

Anderson produced various models of the Detroit Electric from 1907 to 1939. Customers included Henry Ford and Rockefeller. It was also featured on a stamp. TV host Jay Leno has some of the cars in his collection.

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