GE Delta - Electric Car

GE Delta - Electric Car

Postby admin » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:51 pm

Here she is in all her glory. The GE D(developmental) - EL(electric) - T (town) - A(auto). This was the project that was developed by Mr. Laumeister. After he told the Board of Directors that GE should not get into the automobile business, he recommended starting a outdoor power equipment division (OPEO). As everything that made the electric car unfeasible at that time would perfectly suit an electric tractor.

If you watch the acceleration tests you will see that she keeps up with a normal ICE car of the day. Mr. Laumeister explained that this was accomplished by using two battery packs of different chemistry's. One for range, and another for a boost on acceleration.

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Re: GE Delta - Electric Car

Postby Jeff Antonucci » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:25 pm

Very very cool! Thanks for posting this! It was great to hear this story in person from Mr. Laumeister in Vermont last summer.
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