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General Electric Elec-Trak Lawn Tractor, Model E15

General Electric Company1970

Museum of Innovation & Science

Museum of Innovation & Science
Schenectady, United States

While the GE Delta experimental car created interest for electric vehicle technology, its batteries were too heavy and its range too short for commercially successful transportation. The weight and short range were ideal for electric tractors and in 1970 GE entered the electric lawn tractor market with its Elec-trak line. GE sold 30,000 tractors in four years, but did not capture enough of the lawn tractor market, and sold the product line to Wheel Horse in 1974.

Details

  • Title: General Electric Elec-Trak Lawn Tractor, Model E15
  • Creator: General Electric Company
  • Date Created: 1970
  • Location: Schenectady, New York
  • Physical Dimensions: 4 x 5 in
  • Subject Keywords: Electric vehicles, Tractors, General Electric
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: This digital image may be used for educational uses. Please cite as miSci- Museum of Innovation & Science. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the images from miSci.

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