About HEVF

The Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation is a Washington State registered non profit corporation and a member of the National Association of Automobile Museums as well as the Antique Automobile Club of America. The Foundation exists for the prime purpose of education concerning the history of electric vehicles from the nineteenth century up to and beyond the twenty first century as well as preserving examples of these vehicles for all the peoples of the world to enjoy and learn from. We intend to build the world’s first International Electric Vehicle Museum and collect vehicles from around the world for display. Below are some examples of the types of vehicles we will be pursuing for the collection. The collection will contain very rare early electric vehicles for transportation as well as delivery vehicles for commerce. There will be wings dedicated to vehicles such as electric micro cars and performance electric vehicles. We wish to tell the whole story of electric vehicles. We will soon be doing our first fundraising campaign to purchase some of the type of vehicles pictured below. We will be using the crowd funding site, Indiegogo, that was so successful in raising funds to purchase Nikola Tesla’s last laboratory and property at Wardenclyffe in New York to restore to make the Tesla Science Center.

 

1900 Lohner-Porsche This front wheel drive hub motor electric vehicle is part of the collection of the Technical Museum of Vienna, Austria. Although the foundation will most likely never acquire this most historic vehicle it may be possible at some point in the future to bring it back to the United States for an exhibit. It was here in 2007 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

1900 Lohner-Porsche This front wheel drive hub motor electric vehicle is part of the collection of the Technical Museum of Vienna, Austria. Although the foundation will most likely never acquire this most historic vehicle it may be possible at some point in the future to bring it back to the United States for an exhibit. It was here in 2007 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Ferdinand Porsche designed the front hub motor drive for this automobile for the Austrian royal carriage manufacturer, Jacob Lohner & Co. The company built a hybrid using this technology the following year. The .Lohner/Porsche was the first known use of an electric  hub motor for propulsion of an automobile. Lohner/Porsche short video.

Ferdinand Porsche designed the front hub motor drive for this automobile for the Austrian royal carriage manufacturer, Jacob Lohner & Co. The company built a hybrid using this technology the following year. The Lohner/Porsche was the first known use of an electric hub motor for propulsion of an automobile. Lohner/Porsche short video.

 

 

 

 

 

The "Battery Box" land speed racing electric car at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in August of 1974 where it set an F.I.A. official land speed record of 174.92 mph which lasted almost forty years. Pictured here with the driver and builder, Roger Hedlund.

The “Battery Box” land speed racing electric car at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in August of 1974 where it set an F.I.A. official land speed record of 174.92 mph which lasted almost forty years. Pictured here with the driver and builder, Roger Hedlund.

 

From the April 27th 1973 issue of the NHRA magazine "National Dragster". This car was actually doing 12s in October of 1972.

From the April 27th 1973 issue of the NHRA magazine “National Dragster”. This car was actually doing 12s in October of 1972.

 

1901 Riker Electric Torpedo which set a record of traveling one mile in only 64 seconds, (57mph) This most likely was a US record because two years earlier in 1899 a Belgian named Camille Jenatzy took his electric racer “La Jamais Contente” meaning never satisfied to a speed of 65.8 mph becoming the first person to break 60 mph. In 1902 Walter Baker most famous for the Baker Electric automobile was the first to break 100 mph on May 31st, 1902 with his Baker Torpedo. Both the La Jamais Contente and Bakers Torpedo had cigar shaped bodies.

1901 Riker Electric Torpedo which set a record of traveling one mile in only 64 seconds, (57mph) This most likely was a US record because two years earlier in 1899 a Belgian named Camille Jenatzy took his electric racer “La Jamais Contente” meaning never satisfied to a speed of 65.8 mph becoming the first person to break 60 mph. In 1902 Walter Baker most famous for the Baker Electric automobile was the first to break 100 mph on May 31st, 1902 with his Baker Torpedo. Both the La Jamais Contente and Bakers Torpedo had cigar shaped bodies.

 

 

 

 

1930 Detroit

1930 Detroit Electric, We have one for display

1905 Tribelhorn

1905 Tribelhorn, No Longer Available

 

 

 
Currently Available, 1916 Milburn Electric.

Currently Available, 1916 Milburn Electric.

Currently Available, 1961 Henney Kilowatt. Of the 32 documented production only a handful currently exist.

Currently Available,
1961 Henney Kilowatt.
Of the 32 documented production only a handful currently exist.

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