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1922 MILBURN ELECTRIC

Final Evolution of the Early American All Electric Car

Production Années

1922

Pays

United States

Nombre produit

4,000

Ingénieur

Karl Probst

The 1922 Milburn Electric is a very late example of the first generation of electric cars. Built by the Milburn Wagon Company in Toledo, Ohio, this electric car boasts a distinctive design reminiscent of a horse-drawn buggy. Between 1915 and 1923, the Milburn Wagon Company crafted approximately 4,000 of these quiet, clean, and stylish electric cars, offering a stark contrast to the noisy, smelly, and challenging-to-operate gasoline cars of the time. President Woodrow Wilson himself owned a 1918 Milburn Electric, which was driven around the White House grounds.


Equipped with 14 new deep cycle batteries, totaling over 900 pounds, the Milburn Electric features a limited range of 60 miles and a top speed of 30 miles per hour. The Milburn Electric's batteries come with rollers, allowing for easy replacement. Despite being well-built, the cost of this electric marvel was over ten times that of a 1922 Ford Model T. However, by 1923, the demand for electric vehicles diminished, leading to the end of Milburn, with its factory acquired by Buick.


A labor of love is evident in its interior, where intricate hand-worked needlepoint, a product of nearly five years of dedication, adorns the plush mohair surroundings. The luxurious features extend to silk curtains and elegant 8-inch crystal vases on each side, delicately cradling seven sweetheart roses.


Our Milburn recently participated in the Pebble Beach Road Tour, showcasing its enduring presence among Early American Electric Cars.

1922 MILBURN ELECTRIC
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