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1895 'E. J. Club be & Co. also made an electric parcel van supplied with fifty-six E.P.S. cells, the motor being one of Crompton's. The electric vehicle which ran in the Paris-Bordeaux race was of seven horse-power normal, carrying thirty-eight cells in twelve boxes, weighing altogether sixteen or seventeen hundred weight. It ran a considerable distance, but it was found that it could only run forty-five miles before it was necessary to change its accumulators.'