|Images from a long Beach Craigslist Ad, now disappeared.|
In production from about 1940 till 1974 and fully street legal for the time, this little electric car was minimum powered transport for in-town use. I guess it's basically a golf cart and I'm surprised the first gas crisis didn't extend the vehicle's life. The Autoette was powered by a 24-volt 1½ hp modified Dodge starter motor, giving a maximum speed of about 25 mph, used batteries specially made by Trojan Battery Company that allowed a range of 60-100 miles. Did you know Long Beach used to be called Iowa by the sea? More Autoette story here.