*For definition of the word "REAL" in this context, please read "Technology Partners" section
AMerican ECological TRANportation
Amectran Electric Cars - the story of years of struggle to introduce new revolutionary electric car
technology. Amectran's electric automobiles were to be cars of the future - to last for 75 to 100 years - to stay current
with new technology as it is introduced - to save money - to help the environment - in general, to be of benefit to
Electric automobiles, electric cars and/or electric vehicles are the nomenclatures
applied to the modern day (2015) electric automobile, however, it is an undeserved appelation. Today's electric automobiles are
merely gasoline cars with electric motors and batteries - they are definitely not 'real' electric automobiles.
The following documents show 41 years of striving to introduce an entirely new concept to the American public
- the idea that it would also be electric was not received with fervor by the automobile industry in 1980 and some even
say the oil industry - rather it was like Preston Tucker's struggle to introduce new technology in 1947 - see the movie "Tucker
a Man and His Dream.
As you will find, it did not turn out that way - a great loss to the buying public.
The World's First "REAL"* Electric Automobile