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A.E. Kimberly explains how the electrochemical principle would power his DeSoto Cella I


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Fuel Cells

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A.E. Kimberly, DeSoto chief engineer, examines “idea car,” DeSoto Cella I, which introduces some revolutionary styling and engineering principles.

In lower half, cross-section shows arrangement of four high-speed electric motors positioned adjacent to the wheels where they would drive through short universal-jointed shafts to independently suspended shafts, eliminating transmission, differential, drive shaft and rear axle.

An electrochemical principle would power DeSoto Cella I. 

Original Caption by Science Service

National Museum of American History


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