The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology, and the humanities to make the world a better place.
On Display June 25, 2014 - February 24, 2015
At the dawn of the automobile age, electric vehicles vied with steam and gas-powered cars for market dominance. Advertised as the ideal town car, electric vehicles were silent, clean, and simple to operate. These features made them twice as popular as gas-powered cars in large cities. But electrics had a limited range, and for touring the country on longer weekend trips, gas-powered vehicles had the advantage. The Bakken has organized a set of over 40 ads from the early 20th century focusing on the first generation of electric motor vehicles.
Including ads from: