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Re: (ET) mystery tractor: "Electro Pony"?
Judging from the name-plate script "Marathon", this is almost certainly
a unit made by the Marathon Golf Car company of Montreal, later the
Marathon Electric Car Company. The company folded in the 1980's after
producing the C-300 electric car and C-360 six-wheeler electric van.
http://www.econogics.com/ev/evhistm.htm and scroll down to Marathon.
(The van chassis was also used by Briggs & Stratton for their concept
hybrid station wagon in the 1980s.)
http://www.econogics.com/ev/evhistb.htm and scroll down to Briggs &
I know Marathon built a bunch of specialty industrial EVs, like
mini-jitneys and burden carriers, even the C-150 3-wheeler that fit into
elevators for moving equipment around. However, this is the first I
have seen of the Electro-Pony. I think there was a C-100 model on a
brochure I saw in the 1970s, but a tractor doesn't stand out in my memory.
Thanks for the historical tidbit and photos.
Jim Coate wrote:
Anyone ever seen an "Electro Pony", made in Canada?
Someone sent me some pictures as he is curious as to the history of the
I've posted them here:
I'd love to hear anything anyone knows!
- Jim Coate
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1998 Chevy NiMH S-10
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