1.23.2007

Henney Motor Company

Interesting fact for you Henney folks out there.....Did you know that the Henney Motor Company was contracted to develop the World's first modern electric car?
From Wikipedia:

The 1959 models all ran on a 36-volt system of 18 sequential two-volt batteries. The 36-volt cars had a top speed of 40 mph and could run approximately 40 miles on a full charge. After the 36-volt system was realized to be impractical, the Kilowatt drivetrain was redesigned by Eureka Williams as a 72-volt system for the 1960 model year. It employed 12 sequential six-volt batteries. The 72-volt models were much more practical than the 1959 36-volt models. The 1960 Kilowatt boasted a top speed of nearly 60 mph with a range of over 60 miles on a single charge.

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2 comments:

dad said...

The motor company evolved from the well known Henney Buggy Co. The company also made hearses. I think I remember seeing a modern band called the Henney Buggy Band!

joanne said...

That's a great feather in any Henney Hat. Oh, if only we could buy one today!