When I was quite young, in late 1959, I met a man and wife who collected old cars. I was a car nut of the first order, and noticed two things, one a new Chrysler 300F and the other a Packard Twin Six. When I looked closer a saw a dozen cars, including one just like this one (given the Michigan 1912 plate it might actually be this one). The Baker Electric was used as a daily driver by the lady. It had the original Thomas Edison-designed batteries which still worked well and had a range of about 40 miles or so. I rode in it numerous times and was actually permitted to drive it once, but only within their yard. That was exciting enough for the 14 year-old-me (BTW, I actually had a legal driving license; Michigan issued 'farm licences' to 14-year-olds at the time). From that time I was always a fan of electric power. As a note, not only did Edison design the batteries but one of these was his first car and one also was in the White House fleet. Sadly, production ended in 1914.