Plaque, Electric Vehicle PrEView Drive

In 1987, General Motors, 16 GM subsidiaries, and AeroVironment, Inc. designed the GM Sunraycer solar electric car to compete in the first World Solar Challenge in Australia. Using lessons learned from the World Solar Challenge -- how driver activity, power consumption, battery life, and range interact -- GM and AeroVironment collaborated on the development of the Impact battery electric car in the 1990s. This plaque, presented to GM electric vehicles marketing staff member Jill Banaszynski, commemorates her role as marketing manager for the PrEView drive in 1994-1996, during which consumers test drove Impact cars.
Currently not on view
Physical Description
wood (base material)
metal plate (plaque material)
overall: 23 cm x 18 cm x 2 cm; 9 1/16 in x 7 1/16 in x 13/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Jill Banaszynski
See more items in
Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History


Add a comment about this object