• No.009

Tama Electric Car (1947 : E4S-47-1)

Electric Vehicle

Specifications

Overall length / width / height
3,035/1,230/1,630mm
Wheelbase
2,000mm
Curb weight
1,100kg
Seating capacity
4
Cruising range per charge
65km
Motor (36V)
DC series-wound, rated at 3.3kW (4.5hp)
Batteries (capacity)
Lead-acid battery (40V/162Ah)
Top speed (economical speed)
35km/h (28km/h)

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Tama Electric Car(1947: E4S-47-1)

After the war oil was very scarce, but electricity was plentiful. For this reason, there was a period when the government promoted the manufacture of electric vehicles. With this encouragement, the "Tama" was introduced and earned a high reputation: in performance tests (conducted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry) it succeeded in bettering its catalog specifications with a cruising range of 96.3km and a top speed of 35.2km/h. It was used as a taxi and in similar roles until 1950.