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B2522 Automobile, Ford Prefect, converted to electric by Mr Roy Doring, 1959, fitted with 13 6-volt batteries and a 3 kw electric motor, Ford Motor Co of Australia, 1959
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Automobile, Ford Prefect, converted to electric by Mr Roy Doring, 1959, fitted with 13 6-volt batteries and a 3 kw electric motor, Ford Motor Co of Australia, 1959
In 1968 an auto electrician, Roy Doring of Rockdale, NSW, converted this 1959 Ford Prefect to operate on electricity. It was driven by a 3 kW electric motor with power stored in 13 six-volt batteries providing 65 km of travel per charge.

Petrol rationing during and after World War II encouraged experimentation with electric cars. Doring was considered an expert in this field and the car on display was the last of 51 vehicles he converted to electric power.

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Description
Automobile, Ford Prefect, converted to electric by Mr Roy Doring, 1959, fitted with 13 6-volt batteries and a 3 kw electric motor, Ford Motor Co of Australia, 1959
Made: 1959
B2522
Production date
1959
Height
1520 mm
Width
1520 mm
Depth
3810 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Gift of Bill Doring, 1983
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