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The Volts Wagon – An Early Battery Powered Commercial Vehicle On Tachoblog

Meet the Volts Wagon.  The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s battery powered commercial vehicle from 1967.

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Thanks to Hemmings, Tachoblog can tell you more about this experimental electric-powered truck made by Battronic Truck Corp., Boyertown, Pennsylvania.

Now click below for more on the Volts Wagon…

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.

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Now Tachoblog really likes these pictures.  Epecially the first in which you can apparently see LA City Hall in the 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.

Posted by on November 24, 2011.

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Categories: 1960's, Classics

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