The Americans were great pioneers in trucks and electric vans, manufacturing for many years a range of products very useful for any transport. Here we present a picture of the General Vehicle chassis from Long Island City, New York, 1911, a solid chassis with electric motor in the rear, with chain drive on both sides of the wheels.
The General Vehicle brand was proud of the good rigidity of its frame, which allowed high loads, and above all its care in using the best materials available for its models - the 11 years already in the market endorsed the quality.
The original catalog of 1911, 32 pages and photos of all details of models, fleets, factory interiors, etc., is the new acquisition for the extensive documentary archive of the History of Electromobility of V. Christian Manz.
Also tell our readers that the first book on "Stories of Electromobility", referring to the PIONEERS, is already in the Editorial and soon will come to market, with more than one hundred images ... we will keep you informed.
"G.V. Electrics are sturdily constructed for service under actual working conditions. Our eleven years' experience is incorporated in every vehicle we sell. This assures a customer not only a truck or wagen that is well built but also adapted to his particular business. The principal parts of our vehicles are described herewith. FRAME: Rolled steel channel of such proportion as will best support the mechnaisma and carry the load efficiently."