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Joe Jacobs’ Electric Car

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Joe Jacobs' Electric CarSpecial thanks to Mr. Phil Wilson for finding and sending us this picture of Joe Jacobs from the March 1944 issue of Mechanix Illustrated. Joe is pictured here driving an electric car of his own design to work. As the caption says the car was capable of a top speed of only 15 mph, but it had a range of 100 miles on a full charge.

The pages sent also contain pictures of period wartime technology and a do-it-yourself guide to a homemade anemometer. The rest of the pages can be seen here. To see this and more documents and articles, visit the Additional Info section at the end of our history.

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