Studebaker was founded 171 years ago, in February 1852. Studebaker began as a blacksmith shop in South Bend, Indiana, but soon started to build passenger carriages and utility wagons. In 1902 Studebaker entered the automobile business—their first car was an electric vehicle. The Studebaker EV was available in several body styles, all based upon horse-drawn carriage designs they already produced. Studebaker produced electric cars from 1902 to 1912.
John Berg is the Automotive Editor of the Alameda Post. Contact him via [email protected].