Meet the Volts Wagon. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s battery powered commercial vehicle from 1967.
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The vehicle was being used for departmental deliveries during a study of its potential as a smog-free vehicle.
Industrial-type conventional lead-acid batteries operate the truck for about 40-60 miles at 25 m.p.h.
A complete recharge takes 12 hours. City Hall is in smog-shrouded background.
Both of these shots and many more can be seen in the UCLA Digital Library of Los Angeles Times’ Photographs from the 1920s to 1990.