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Gasoline range anxiety 100 years ago made electric-car charging seem easy

John Voelcker Apr 15, 2018 Follow John Add to circle 1909 Ford Model T Touring Enlarge Photo Electric cars have the great advantage that their batteries can be recharged anywhere there's electricity. It may not be particularly fast, though modern plug-in vehicles get at least 60 miles overnight, and often double or triple that. But a century ago, drivers of gasoline cars had just as much range anxiety as electric-car drivers—especially if they wanted to take long road trips. DON'T MISS: Ford Model T: what was its fuel economy, really? Today's global network of gasoline and diesel filling stations has developed over 100 years, but it didn't exist at the turn of the 20th century. The energy density of gasoline allowed trips of more than 100 miles, impossible in the mass-market battery-electric vehicles of the day. Traveling that far in a steam car was possible, but required ...

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