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Tech of the past: Wood Electric Truck

This 1900 Wood electric truck was used to make stock runs between a warehouse and distribution center for B. Altman & Company in New York City. Altman owned 12 such vehicles. This truck had a 20-30 mile recharge range and could travel at 10 mph, which made it able to compete with horse-drawn wagons.

Photo by Wally Bahny for TechRepublic

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