World’s First International
Electric Vehicle Museum
The Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum
is located in the Powerhouse Visitors Center.
120 W. Beale Street
The Powerhouse also houses a critically acclaimed Route 66 museum, a gift shop, a small G scale railroad layout and the offices of the Arizona Route 66 Association.

Friday, August 15th, 2014, The Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation (HEVF) opened it’s first International Electric Vehicle Museum in Kingman, Arizona in conjunction with the Route 66 International Festival being held there. The theme for that year’s festival was ‘The Crossroads of the Past and the Future’. The name chosen for HEVF’s very first electric vehicle (EV) museum – the only one in the world solely dedicated to electric vehicles, was the ‘Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum’.

The site chosen by the City of Kingman was the historic Powerhouse Building, constructed in 1907 and fitted with oil-fired, steam-driven generators to provide electricity to the area. The construction of the Hoover Dam displaced the Power House’s role.

To make "The Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum" come together, HEVF’s Executive Director, Roderick Wilde, worked with renowned Kingman resident and author Jim Hinckley and Kingman’s City Manager, John Dougherty.

There are a very wide range of vehicles displayed from 1909 to the present, the oldest being a 1909 Ellwell-Parker baggage tug shown above. This is only one of two known to exist in the world. Photo courtesy of Lary Stover.
Copyright 2015