Menominee (automobile)

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Menominee Electric (Dudly Electric)
1915 Menominee Electric (Dudly Electric)
ManufacturerMenominee Electric Company
AssemblyMenominee, Michigan
Body and chassis
Body styleCabriolet
RelatedDudly Bug
Electric motorMenominee
Power outputTop-speed - 20 mph
Electric range50-60 miles

The Menominee was an electric automobile built in Menominee, Michigan by the Menominee Electric Manufacturing Company in 1915.[1][2]


Menominee Electric Manufacturing Company mainly built electric motors, telephones and electric appliances. Menominee controlled Dudly Tool Company, makers of the Dudly Bug cyclecar and used that experience to develop a light electric cabriolet.[1] The cabriolet had a 108-inch wheelbase, with a top speed of 20 mph and a range of 50–60 miles on each charge.[1] A price of $1,250 also included a recharging kit for the battery.[1] Production had started in July 1915, but had ended by the end of the year.[1] The planned production quota of 125 electric automobiles was not reached; unsold Menominees were rebranded as the Dudly Electric and offered for less than $1,000.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Kimes, Beverly Rae (1996). The Standard Catalog of American Cars: 1805-1942. Iola, IA: Krause Publications. p. 1612. ISBN 0873414284.
  2. ^ a b Georgano, Nick (2000). The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. London: Stationery Office. p. 1792. ISBN 0117023191.