electric cars history

The electric cars timeline didn’t start just a few years ago, but it already counts over a century. The idea of using the battery to move a vehicle is very old and as early as 1881 this technology was used.

At the beginning of the electric cars timeline, this vehicles was as popular as its competitor where using an internal combustion engine. But the opening of major motorways in the early twentieth century and the possibility long distances exceeded the capabilities of the batteries.

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Today the electric cars are back in spotlight as an environmentally friendly choice but are faced with the same challenge as they once were due to their limited autonomy. In the video below you can see the evolution of electric vehicles from 1881 to 2020.

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