AUSTRALIA-TRANSPORT-DETROIT-ELECTRIC CAR

AUSTRALIA-TRANSPORT-DETROIT-ELECTRIC CAR

In this photograph taken on September 5, 2012, a detail of the speedometer of a 1915 Detroit electric car owned by Bill Lloyd, 61, a retired Australian mechanical engineer, patent attorney and vintage car collector in Sydney.According to Lloyd, about 40,000 of these vehicles were produced by the US manufacturer Anderson Electric Car Company in Detroit from 1906 to 1940 but there are only about 4 still running in Australia. Lloyd describes his Detroit automobile as the most famous of the antique electric cars and drives with maximum speed of about 40 kilometers per hour. The vehicle has a range of about 80 kilometers before re-charging the lead-acid batteries. Bill also owns a number of antique alternative energy steam powered automobiles, including the Doble, Stanley, White and Locomobile cars. AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD (Photo credit should read ROMEO GACAD/AFP/GettyImages)

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