Globe-Union Maxima

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. USA.
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In 1980, Milwaukee, Wisconsin firm Globe-Union, located at 5757 North Bay Avenue, built a modified battery-powered Ford Fairmont station wagon called the Maxima as a test vehicle using 20 lead-acid batteries driving a 20 HP G.E. motor.

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1980 Globe Union Maxima. (source: AutoHistorian )

Globe-Union had been involved in several electric vehicle projects to test battery theories. The sleek Endura was custom built from the ground up to encompass the size and look of the 80's in a four passenger family wagon.

Six headlights surrounded by the Maxima's sloping hood practically shout electric vehicle. The Maxima was a middle restyles version of one of America's most popular, smaller sized station wagons.

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1980 Globe Union Endura and Maxima brochure. (source: AutoHistorian )

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Globe-Union logo.

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