Monday, May 20, 2013
Old School Electric Truck
The Curtis Publishing Company bought 22 of the CT Electric 5-ton Model F-5 Flatbed Truck. I don't know the year they were made I have seen 1912 -1916 it had 4 G. E. Model 36-A-102 electric motors (one for each wheel) and was capable of going 12 miles an hour (2 miles an hour over the speed limit at the time). It sold for $4,400.00 without the batteries that had 42 cells. 382 amps. There are less than 15 of these electric trucks left in the world and very few have been restored because of the complexity of the electrical system. I was lucky enough to see two of them. They were used until 1960. The electric car is not a new idea it has been around for a while here is a link to the history of the electric car.