Stories, Biographies and Evolution | Prestige Electric Car

Electric Vehicles, A Bridge From The Past To Present And Future

It's official, at least on paper: the electric car will replace the gasoline car. This is what the Spanish executive says, make it 2040 when you can no longer sell cars that are not electric, and make it 2050 when the circulation of any vehicle that pollutes is prohibited. In this report I will…
10 December 2018 / V. Christian Manz

Silent And Clean 1905-1936

At the end of this month will be available Volker Christian Manz's second book "Historias del Coche Eléctrico" (History of electric cars), entitled "Silenciosos y limpios" (silent and clean), covering the period from 1905 to 1936. The society received nearly 120 years ago a…
16 November 2017 / Equipo de prueba

General Vehicles Company Nueva York 1911

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…
17 April 2017 / V. Christian Manz

Electric Taxi And Battery Changes

Fascinating this rapid change of batteries in the Eucort Taxi in Barcelona in 1943, as shown by this RTVE film. But they were not the first Spanish electric taxis between the civil war and postwar; and we also bring here two photos of a change of batteries back in 1906 - just as effective.
03 January 2017 / V. Christian Manz

Eliica KAZ, An Electric Eight-wheeler

published in 2004:KAZ means peace in Japanese, and the concept the Keio University offers for a future car is much more than a simply idea who future cars will be: the KAZ breaks all the known ideas and demostrate clearly that an electric car can be very exciting and quite more efficent than people…
10 August 2016 / V. Christian Manz

Atlantic Electric Trucks 1912-1920

We found in Spain an original catalogue of the electric trucks from Atlantic (Atlantic Electric Vehicle Co, Newark, NJ 1912-1921). This catalogue is in Spanish with the stamp of the Spanish dealer, A.G. Gunnison from Barcelona. We are looking now for more informations about the Atlantic trucks sold…
01 August 2016 / V. Christian Manz

Electric Car Exceeds 100 Km/h In 1899

This record reached in November 1899 by the Belgian Camille Jenatzy was held for three years, before it was broken by another ecological car, a steam car. The gasoline car still took many months until it could compete with the other propulsions.
The doctors and the priests did not come to a clear…
23 July 2016 / V. Christian Manz

Columbia Electric Carriages From 1905

Prestige Electric Car has expanded its great documentary file with the acquisition of an original catalog of 1905 from the American brand Columbia Electric Carriages made in Hartford-Connecticut.
The highlights of this catalogue are the great varity of different bodies and the huge range of…
02 May 2016 / V. Christian Manz

The First Hybrid Car Comes From Spain

It seems that the first automobile combining an electric with a combustion motor, that means, the first hybrid drive, comes from Spain, only when all the dates we find are correct. It seems so.
In the information gathered about the origin of the Spanish Hispano-Suiza, the main character is the…
22 October 2015 / V. Christian Manz

30th Birthday Of Sinclair C5

The 30th birthday of the Sinclair C5, one of the most unusual vehicles ever to be built in Britain, is being celebrated by the National Motor Museum.
First on display in the museum following its launch on 10th January 1985, visitors can again see this electrically-powered tricycle, which was…
04 January 2015 / V. Christian Manz

Electric Shopper 1960

A 1960 “Electric Shopper” electric micro car owned by Roderick Wilde, Executive Director of the Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation, will be the first vehicle you see when you enter the California Automobile Museum’s (2200 Front Street, Sacramento) new exhibit titled: “It’s Electrifying!…
31 January 2014 /

Egger-Lohner Electric Car 1898

Since the construction of the first sports car to bear the Porsche name, the company has been regarded as one of the leading sports car manufacturer. Yet the company’s history in fact dates back to a much earlier period. In 1898, Ferdinand Porsche presented the ‘Egger-Lohner electric vehicle,…
31 January 2014 / V. Christian Manz

Small American Vans For Delivery

This is a story about the smallest vans from América, speaking about companies such as Dertroit Industry Vehicle Company (DIVCO), Ward Motor Vehicles, Pasckage Car Corporation (Pak-Age-Car), Brockway and others, some of them with electric transmision.
At the moment this story is only available…
11 October 2013 / V. Christian Manz

American Beauty: The Electric Car

The electric car has great future prospects. That’s what politicians predict in the hope that this propulsion concept could give new impetus to the stagnant economy. The proposals aren’t new at all; they even have their origin in the time when the car was in its early stages of development. If…
08 March 2013 / V. Christian Manz
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