Name Badge from the First Ev1 Driveaway

Name Badge from the First Ev1 Driveaway

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The EV1 was the first modern electric car designed for a mass market. Beginning in 1996, General Motors built 1,117 of the cars and leased most of them to consumers in California, Arizona, and Georgia. Marty Freedman, who worked in the Vehicle Test and Development area of GM’s electric vehicle program, wore this name badge during the first EV1 driveaway to dealers on November 14, 1996.
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Object Name
name badge
General Motors Corporation
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
paper (insert material)
overall: 9.5 cm x 6.5 cm; 3 3/4 in x 2 9/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Marty M. Freedman
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Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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