This electric car from 1905 would look like an alien next to a modern electric car like a Tesla. The drivable collector car has been retrofitted with lightweight batteries and a fast-charging system. This rarity just sold at auction.
There is plenty of tree material on display in the 1905 Woods Queen Victoria electric car. It has leather seats and can fit two people, though they will be squished in a bit close. It's nothing like the spacious modern electric cars now available on the market.
The Woods electric cars of the early 1900s were pricey vehicles. The interiors were fairly luxurious for the time, with button-and-tuck upholstery. Instead of a steering wheel, the car has a tiller. This was your great-great-grandma's electric car.
Notice the drive chains on this 1905 Woods electric car. It's fairly primitive compared with a modern-day Tesla, but this particular vehicle is still perfectly operational. It sold at a Bonhams auction over the weekend for almost $95,000 (about £62,500, AU$135,500).