Bottle of Electrolight Beer


The EV1 was the first modern electric car designed for a mass market. Beginning in 1996, General Motors built 1,117 of the cars at the Lansing Craft Centre in Lansing, Michigan and leased most of them to consumers in California, Arizona, and Georgia. This bottle of Electrolight home brew, donated by GM engineer Jon Bereisa, represents the camaraderie of EV1 staff members, who volunteered for their assignments and socialized after work hours.

Maker: General Motors Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Jon Bereisa

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0030.01Accession Number: 2006.0030Catalog Number: 2006.0030.01

Object Name: bottle

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paper (labels material)Measurements: overall: 28.5 cm x 7 cm; 11 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in


Record Id: nmah_1318329

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