September 4, 2007 – Jordan’s Royal Automobile Museum received its first electric car, a 1915 model from the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. As part of the museum’s expanding association with world museums, this car will be on display for six months.
“Electric cars were running on the streets of New York since the 1890’s and were known as popular ladies’ cars, though they were replaced by gasoline-powered cars very quickly”, said museum’s director Raja Gargour.
“In spite of many attempts to bring electric cars back into large-scale production, they have failed because of the historic cheap price of gasoline and the heaviness and limited range of the batteries.”
“Nowadays, with the price of gasoline reaching record levels and environmental concerns increasing, car manufacturers are reintroducing electric motors but connected to a normal gasoline engines as well.”
This automobile can be seen at the museum between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM daily except Tuesdays. Visit www.royalautomobilemuseum.jo for more information.