Cars fueled by water sold in York a Century ago

Cars fueled by water sold in York a Century ago

Racing driver Jean-Eric Vergne pits his electric car aginst a cheetah to highlight the endangered animal’s plight. Video provided by Reuters Newslook Bob Smyser shared the story that Howard Smyser sold electric cars in York by boasting, “The cars are fueled by Susquehanna River water.” Meaning, the waters of the Susquehanna produce electricity, via the York Haven Hydroelectric Power Plant, which charge the car batteries, allowing for 75 to 90 miles of vehicle travel per charge in 1911. Last month Bob Smyser provided some neat Civil War insight about General Gordon stopping at the house still standing at 3103 […]