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Abandoned for gas guzzlers, the astonishing 103 year old electric car that was ahead of its time

A rusty 103-year-old electric car rendered obsolete by the invention of the automobile is tipped to sell for £50,000 as it has turned out to be way ahead of its time.

While electric cars are being hailed by many as the future of transportation today, a rudimentary version was being manufactured in the early 20th century.

Looking like a cross between something from the Wacky Races and a golf buggy, the car had a top speed of just 25mph.

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It had a range of 100 miles but had to be plugged into a giant 6ft tall charger before every journey.

Manufacturing came to an end in the 1920s when the mass production of the petrol car left it trailing in its wake.



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The 1910 Detroit Electric Model D that has now emerged for sale would have cost £1,500 at the time, the equivalent of £85,000 today.

Modern-day electric cars such as the Nissan LEAF are now priced at around £25,000.

In the early 20th century, the electric car was preferred over the early petrol versions as it was simple to operate and was a lot quieter.

Henry Ford, founder of The Ford Motor Company, bought two Detroit electric cars for his wife Clara for this reason.

Just shows very few new inventions are actually new
 

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