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The Anderson Carriage Co.
Detroit, Michigan
1907-1910

The Anderson Electric Car Co.
Detroit, Michigan
1911-1918

The Detroit Electric Car Co.
Detroit, Michigan
1919-1938

One of the best known of all the Electric Automobiles built in the United States.

The Detroit Electric was also the most successful and longest lived manufacturer of electric cars. The founding company, Anderson Carriage Co. was one of the largest carriage makers in the country, turning out as many as 15,000 horse drawn coaches a year.

1909 Detroit Electric - The Anderson Carriage Co.
1909 Detroit Electric - The Anderson Carriage Co.

In 1907 the Anderson factory in Detroit was reorganized to manufacture Detroit Electric Automobiles. Early Detroit Electric's were known for their easy steering and instant start up. They became very popular with women, making a Detroit Electric the smart thing in which to be seen driving around town. Interiors were stylishly upholstered and the coach work was carriage like in design.

1912 Detroit Electric - The Anderson Electric Car Co.
1912 Detroit Electric - The Anderson Electric Car Co.

By 1911 The Anderson Carriage Co. became The Anderson Electric Car Co. In the 1912 advertisement shown above eight different models were claimed and six different were listed including a $3,000.00 Model 42 Brougham 4 or 5 passenger, a $3,600.00 Model 37 Brougham 5 passenger, a $2,850.00 Model 35 Brougham 4 passenger, a $2,7000.00 Model 36 Brougham 2 to 4 passengers, a $2,300.00 2 passenger Business Roadster and a $2,300.00 Ladies Open Victoria 2 to 4 passengers.

1919 Detroit Electric - Detroit Electric Car Co.
1919 Detroit Electric - Detroit Electric Car Co.

In 1919 The Anderson Electric Car Co. was renamed The Detroit Electric Car Co. In the 1920s the old fashioned appearance of the Detroit Electric was modified by the introduction of false fronts. The Detroit Electric then had a more conventional look with bodies made by Willys-Overland. In the 1930s production was cut to individual orders. Only a handful of Detroit Electric's were produced annually after 1934.

1915 Detroit Electric Drive Train
1915 Detroit Electric Drive Train

Shown above is the power unit showing the direct drive connection between motor and worm bevel drive on a 1915 Detroit electric. Shown below is the plan view of a Detroit Electic chassis for 1916.

1916 Detroit Electric Chassis
1916 Detroit Electric Chassis

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