- The 1903 Columbia Mark LX Electric Runabout (That name's quite a mouthful, isn't it?) could make it about 40 miles before its batteries needed a recharge. According to a Time article, that's about the same distance a 2007 Chevrolet Volt could go. Makes me wonder how much progress we really have made in the last 100 years!
- The driver maneuvered the car by two levers on the left hand side. One lever was for steering and the other controlled speed. (americanhistory.si.edu)
Check out this page for a little bit more on this classic car. I'm almost ready to trade in my Honda for one of these cuties!