1895 Armstrong Electric

1895 Armstrong Electric 1895 Armstrong Electric 1895 Armstrong Electric
6-Passenger Trap
The Armstrong with its mechanical advancements is a wonder for its time. The car has an electric or magnetic transmission that was presented more than 20 years before the Owen Magnetic became famous after World War I. The Owen Magnetic drive mechanism offers no direct connection between the engine and the rear wheels. A generator and a horseshoe shaped magnet are attached to the rear of the engine's crankshaft. On the forward end of the car's drive shaft, an electric motor with an armature is fitted into an air space inside the whirling magnet. Electrical current, transmitted by the engine's generator and magnet, is transferred to the armature of the electrical motor, providing the energy to turn the drive shaft and propel the engine's rear wheels.

The Armstrong also incorporates electric inlet valves, much like cars of today.

Robin Loder, a world-renowned restorer of pre-1900 cars, made a tremendous effort to preserve every wooden plank and all steel or iron forgings. Though it is far easier to fabricate new parts, he chose instead to restore the existing wood planks and iron parts, and substituted no replica components.




Recent Vehicle Additions

PORSCHE 918 SPYDER BEATS OWN BENCHMARK VALUES

PORSCHE 918 SPYDER BEATS OWN BENCHMARK VALUES

Atlanta. Shortly before delivery of the first vehicles, the Porsche 918 Spyder is beating its own benchmark values. Marking the success of the final tuning measures, the Porsche super sports car...
NISSAN TO SHOWCASE THE ZEOD RC AT FUJI FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT

NISSAN TO SHOWCASE THE ZEOD RC AT FUJI FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT

IRVINE, Calif. - Japanese fans will have the first opportunity to see the revolutionary Nissan ZEOD RC in action when the car makes its public on-track debut at this years Fuji Speedway round...
FIM eRoadracing Heads to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca This July

FIM eRoadracing Heads to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca This July

Monterey, Calif., July 1, 2013 – The ground-breaking FIM eRoadRacing World Cup will launch its U.S. series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday, July 21 as part of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix...
Chevrolet Spark Most Efficient U.S. Retail Electric Vehicle

Chevrolet Spark Most Efficient U.S. Retail Electric Vehicle

NEW YORK – The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV is the industry benchmark in retail electric vehicle efficiency with a combined cityhighway EPA estimated range of 82 miles when fully charged and an EPA-estimated...

INFINITI SALES INCREASE 56.8 PERCENT IN JULY

Luxury automakers best July since 2005, Infiniti G Sedan sets new July record while all-new Infiniti JX luxury crossover continues strong sales - FRANKLIN, Tenn., Aug. 1, 2012 - Infiniti...
© 1998-2020. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2020 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.