1867 Otto Langen Serial Number 1 Startup, Run & Shutdown
The very first one - A longer video here of the 1867 Serial Number 1 engine being started at the Technikum in May of 2008
Fuel is by synthetic town gas, a mixture of H2, Methane and CO. It is nothing short of amazing that it still exists and is believed to be the earliest operating internal combustion in the world. This rare moment was filmed by myself at Deutz and has been posted here with their permission.
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first electric car
First electric car.
The original from 1835 resides in the University Museum Groningen. Replica built and filmed by Anton Stoelwinder Gorredijk
1902 Mercedes Simplex 28hp
1902 Mercedes Simplex rolls through central Oregon during the 2010 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic. The car completed the 1,500 mile tour from Kirkland, WA to Monterey, CA requiring only minimal maintenance and encountering not a single break down. This video filmed close to the cars top speed of 45mph. Restoration by John Bentley Engineering UK, maintenance by Juan Garcia and Eric Tokle, video by Eric Tokle.
ELECTRIC CAR DIY $30 PLANS
Electric trike testing by Stuart Mills. Now available as a plan set for only £20 ($30). Including full details of component suppliers and fabrication drawings, steering and suspension set up, gear ratios's, battery types, motor/controller details, the lot. Everything you need to know so you can build your own. Send payment to paypal account name firstname.lastname@example.org Plans will be sent via pdf email. GREAT FUN!
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The New Driver's Seat - Electric Car
Corrie Miller reviews the electric car.
The biggest names in the automotive scene join forces with expert automotive journalists to bring you the next generation in automotive television: The New Driver's Seat.
http://3greenwheels.blogspot.com/ - Uploaded this video to use on my blog about 3 wheel green vehicles.
For more information visit the official webpage. With two wheels on front and one behind, SAM is a Swiss award-winning and patented Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) of a new generation designed and developed by Cree Ltd. Totally electric and capable of carrying 2 people. The batteries delay 1 hour to charge 40% and 6 hours for a full charge. It has an autonomy of 50 - 70 km and 85 top speed. It can accelerate from 0 to 50 km/h in 7 seconds. It will cost around 6600 euros. It does not have surprising performances, but perhaps it has everything we need to drive in the city.
ford's 1919 electric car found in india
in age when we are finally starting to shift into alternative forms of energy it is exciting to find a little piece of history in the hills of india outside bombay. what is old is new again and let's hope we reconnect with this fork on the road we left almost a century ago.
1909 Baker Electric from Jay Leno's Garage.flv
1909 Baker Electric
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Although a crude electric carriage was originally created in Scotland in the late 1830s, the first functional electric car in the United States was produced in 1891. For the next decade, the clean, quiet electric car was the king of the road. In 1899, an electric car broke the vehicular land speed record, and by 1900, there were more electric cars than any other kind in the U.S., accounting for 38% of the nations car market.
Jay still uses his Bakers original Edison batteries.
In 1898, the same year that gasoline-powered vehicles first appeared, automotive innovator Walter C. Baker started the Baker Motor Vehicle Company in Cleveland, Ohio to produce his electric cars. His company went on to manufacture more electric vehicles than any other company in history, despite the fact that it ceased production of them in 1916. Baker presented the first ever shaft-driven automobile at the first American auto show at Madison Square Garden, and is said to have sold his first electric car to Thomas Edison, who developed its batteries. Jay still uses his 1909 Bakers original Edison batteries. He just washes them out occasionally and refills them, and they work fine.
The essentially maintenance-free Baker Electric was a high coupe with carriage styling, brass fittings and tillers instead of steering wheels. With no cranks, no fumes and no mess, the cars were very appealing to women, and were soon designed and marketed specifically to them. Stepping into a Baker was a little like stepping into a very small parlor - Jays Baker even includes a small make-up compact with mirror attached to an interior wall. Its not surprising that its his wifes favorite car, even if it is a little bit like riding in a phone booth.
One charge will take the car about 110 miles, which isnt much different from contemporary EVs. This is one car you dont want to take on the freeway, and its not so great on hills either. The top speed of Jays car is about 25 mph, which is probably a good thing, since it only has rear brakes. Back in the day, Baker became the first man to travel at 100 mph in his electric Torpedo, but a fatal accident during the trial kept him from claiming the record and making any further attempts to win it. When Charles Kettering invented the electric starter in 1912, and Henry Ford began mass producing gasoline powered cars which cost half as much as the average electric, Bakers days were numbered. Still, its difficult to believe there arent more electric cars on the road today.
1920 Milburn owned by Tom Henry in Winter Park, FL
See my review of the car on my website: www.pluginrecharge.com
This is Tom Henry's 1920 Milburn that he keeps at his Electrical Code instruction facility (http://www.code-electrical.com/). In Tom's words: since I'm an electrician, I figured I needed to have an electric car!
Basic Stats: 100 miles on a charge new, swappable batteries, Top Speed: 20. It was one of the first cars that women could drive because you didn't have to hand crank it to start.
You can read more about Milburns at www.milburn.us.
Music: Birlinn Reel by Rod Paul