1997 General Motors EV1 Electric Coupe

Date:
1997
Creator:
General Motors Corporation

This was the most serious attempt to build an all-purpose electric car since the 1920s. General Motors built 1117 cars between 1996 and 1999, leasing them to a loyal group that willingly adjusted to battery power's limitations. But GM concluded there were too few electric enthusiasts to support large-scale production and recalled all the cars by the end of 2003. EV1 users objected loudly, but to no avail.

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
Identifier:
2002.76.1
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of General Motors Corporation.