TAMA Electric Vehicle (E4S-47 Ⅰ)

Immediately after World War II when the supply of gasoline was very unstable owing to supply restrictions, this vehicle started being developed with a focus on electric power having sufficient supply capacity and was completed in 1947. It was structured with a wooden frame covered with iron sheets. The electric motor specifications are 36 volts and 120 amperes, and the 40-volt, 162-ampere battery is divided into two parts to be installed on the lower part of the chassis. The maximum speed was 35km/h and the traveling distance with a fully charged battery was 65km.

The vehicle is an important real educational tool showing that a technology abandoned in the past can become necessary someday, and that a product can end with only temporary success unless a system of social acceptance is in place.

On exhibition

Nissan Gallery Global Headquarters

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1-1-1 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 220-8686
from central passage of Yokohama Sta., JR/Keikyu Lines, to east exit, 7 mins. on foot (across Hamamirai Walk) 5 mins. on foot from Shin-Takashima Sta. (Exit 2), Minatomirai Line
* May be off exhibition for use for an event; please check in advance.

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