Douglass Mini

On the Shoulders of Giants

Among many of its achievements Douglass is also the only African American owned and operated automobile company.

At the dawn of the Automobile Age in the early 20th century, hundreds of small auto companies sprouted up across America as entrepreneurs recognized that society was transitioning from horse-drawn carriages to transportation powered by the internal combustion engine. Some of these early companies grew to become giants that are still with us today, such as Ford and Chevrolet. Many others remained small, struggling to compete against the assembly lines of the larger manufacturers.

One such company was C.R. Patterson & Sons of Greenfield, Ohio, makers of the Patterson-Greenfield automobile from 1915 to 1918. Though its name is little recognized today, there is in fact a very important reason to ensure that it is not lost to history:

The Douglass Mini Available Summer 2022

“Today, we suffer from an almost universal idolatry of gigantism. It is therefore necessary to insist on the virtues of smallness”

-E.F. Schumacher

On average, a car is occupied by only 1.2 people and driven just 18 miles per day. This means that normal cars are too big for 95% of their usage.The Douglass Mini is designed to be ideal for daily use, whether it is commuting to work, visiting friends or going shopping. 

The Douglass Mini measures just under 96 inches in length and weighs just over 1,110 pounds. The Douglass Mini has a range of about 125 miles on a full charge and can sprint from zero to 31 mph in 5.0 seconds; and is capable of a top speed near 56 mph.


The Douglass mini seats two and its entrance is through a wide front door like the Isettas of the 1950s.

The Douglass Mini's steel and aluminum frame that's said to give it the structural integrity of a full-size automobile. 

Cross Parking 

With the Douglass Mini you can fit into any parking spot. The Douglass Mini  needs only 1/3 of the space of a normal car. With the door in the front, you simply exit directly onto the sidewalk when cross-parked.

Easy Charging 

Charging an electric vehicle has never been more convenient. Simply plug your Douglass Mini into a standard house socket and it is charged within 4 hours. This means that every morning, you will start your day with a fully charged vehicle.The Douglass Mini can be charged in just 1 hour at a designated charging station for electric cars.


The Douglass Mini dashboard can be customized with your own smartphone, Bluetooth speakers, and other accessories.

65% less energy to get from A to B

A lighter car means you need less energy to get from A to B, which means you can go far even with the small battery. It is so light that it needs 65% less energy than conventional electric cars to get you from point A to point B. 

Efficient Production

The Douglass Mini is designed to be efficient in production as well. Due to its small battery and lightweight construction, the production of the Douglass Mini uses 60% less energy than a normal car.

Low Maintenance

Because of the electric drivetrain and the simple, yet robust construction, the Douglass Mini needs just half as many parts as a normal car. Therefore, you need to visit your service center less frequently. This not only excites you, but also your wallet.

Douglass Mini Special Limited Editions

The Douglass Mini's will come in Special Limited editions with exteriors and interiors designed by commissioned upcoming artist and designers.

All Douglass products are aligned with Beloved Community Economics, Beloved Community PolicyThe Beloved Community Pledge  and The Beloved Community License