OwnerAlyssa Farver
LocationCaledonia, Michigan United States map
Vehicle1961 Renault Dauphine
(Henney Kilowatt)
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
large frame-size traction type 7.1 HP
DrivetrainOriginal transmission
Six step control
Batteries12, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
heavy duty batteries in two banks
System Voltage72 Volts
original onboard 120 VAC 12 Amp (15)
InstrumentationVoltmeter and ammeter
Top Speed45 MPH (72 KPH)
(battery choice, tailwind, downhill)
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
if run constantly (spec)
Seating Capacity4-5 adults depending on size and length of legs
Curb Weight2,135 Pounds (970 Kilograms)
(with 61 pound batteries?)
Tires5.50 x 15
Additional FeaturesFits in tight parking spaces.
This is a 1961 Henney, so logic says it was not one of the 30 originally
sold to electric companies, but the previous owner said he bought it
from the manager of a power company. It sat idle for about five years
and yet started right up (with fresh batteries). What gas-powered engine
would do that?

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