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Evans Model A
Evans Model A
Overview
Model years 1891-1897
Assembly Cynfel City
Body Style 5-seater phaeton
Layout RR Layout
Platform Unknown
Engine 1.1 L 2-Cylinder Steam Engine

(4-6 hp)

Transmission None
Wheelbase 1.55 m (61 in)
Length 2.85 m (112 in)
Width 1.63 m (64 in)
Height 1.53 m (60 in)
Curb Weight 364 kg (803 lb)
Related Unknown
Designer(s) Gerald Evans
The Evans Model A was Evans Transportation's first serious attempt at competing directly with the horse-drawn carriage. While the same engine from the earlier tricycle could only move the heavier motorcar at a top speed of 18 km/h (11 mph), the addition of larger, more comfortable seats, a roof, and removable curtains to protect passengers from the elements, the Model A became the first motorcar suitable for all weather seen in Fanaglia. Its lack of a permanent barrier between the passengers and the weather, however, limited its popularity in colder climates to the role of a seasonal plaything for the wealthy.

In 1895, Evans Transportation announced their patent on the first practical pneumatic tires. These tires offered a smoother, more comfortable ride than the solid rubber or wood of the older models and was made available as an option for the Model A for an additional charge in the spring of 1896.

Four hundred Model As were built before Evans closed his Cynfel City workshop in 1897. Its successor, the Evans Model B, was released the following year, after the new, larger factory in Kraftenberg was opened.

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