Chicago, IL, USA. 1899-1916.
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Woods Motor Vehicle Company was a manufacturer of electric automobiles in Chicago, Illinois between 1899 and 1916. In 1915 they produced the Dual Power with both electric and internal combustion engines and this continued until 1918.

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Woods "gasoline" and "electricity" emblem. The Woods Dual Power had a wonderful radiator emblem showing two race horses, the coachman and the key - words "GASOLINE" and "ELECTRICITY" but not the name of the company. (source: Radiator Emblem Collection)

The 1904 Woods Stanhope was a stanhope model. It could seat 2 passengers and sold for US$1800. Twin electric motors, situated at the rear of the car, produced 2.5 hp (1.9 kW) each. The car weighed 2650 lb (1202 kg) with a 40 cell battery.

The 1904 Woods Victoria was a carriage-styled model. It could seat 2 passengers and sold for US$1900. The same twin electric motors as the Stanhope were used, though a 4-speed transmission was fitted. The car weighed 2700 lb (1225 kg). 40 batteries were also used, with an 18 mph (29 km.h) top speed.

The Dual Power of 1915 had a 4 cylinder internal combustion engine as well as electric power. Below 15 mph (25 km/h) the car was electric powered and above it the conventional engine took over to take the vehicle to a maximum of around 35 mph (55km/h).

(text source: Wikipedia)

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Woods Electrics logo.

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Woods logo.

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1900 Woods Victoria.

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1910 Woods ad.

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1906 Woods Motor Vehicle ad.

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1910 Woods Electric postcard.

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