In the 1930s, railroad car manufacturer, General Motors, created a car that featured the model railroad, a railroad line that ran along the Hudson River and later a car made for passenger trains.
The company wanted to create a model railroad model that would allow its employees to design, manufacture, and sell their own cars.
They started to look into building their own models and in 1941, the first model train built by General Motors was unveiled.
The car, built by the company’s plant in the small town of Westport, Connecticut, featured a train running through the city, carrying passengers.
The Model T, a smaller version of the Model T used in the passenger cars, debuted in 1955 and was designed by Ford engineer Frank Lloyd Wright, who also designed the Model X and Model S. The Ford Model T was a very popular car, and in 1957, Ford sold a total of 1.4 million Model T cars and T-4 cars, or 2,726,000 cars.
Since the Model A car debuted in 1958, Ford has sold more than 15 million vehicles.
Today, the number of Ford models sold in the U.S. is about 50 million.
The T-Series is a great example of how a company can build an iconic car from a single component, but how can a company build a brand new, original, and very affordable model from scratch?
Learn how to build a Model T at the following link.
To learn more about the history of the T-series, visit this video.
General Motors started making the first production Model T in 1959.
The first Model T produced by the Ford Motor Company, built at their plant in Westport.
General Motor built a new, all-new, and more affordable T-50, which debuted in 1961.
The 50th anniversary of the Ford T-150 debuted in 2019.
The Chevrolet Corvette, one of the most popular cars in the 1960s and ’70s, has now become an iconic and affordable vehicle.
General Electric (GE) introduced the first electric car in 1970.
The plug-in electric Chevy Volt, the world’s most successful electric car, was introduced in 2021.
In 2018, General Electric introduced a new line of electric vehicles called the Chevrolet Bolt, which will go on sale in 2021 for an estimated $40,000.
Today’s top electric cars are the Tesla Model 3, the Tesla Roadster, and the Chevrolet Volt.
Learn more about electric vehicles and the electric car revolution at General Motors.