27 Feb '13, 4pm

A brief history of electric vehicles - (blog) #ev

A brief history of electric vehicles - (blog) #ev

century, electric vehicles had a real market in both the US and Europe. While a lack of transistor technology meant they were limited in speed and early battery technology limited their range; electric vehicles boasted a number of advantages over combustion models. That included their smoothier, quieter operation, a lack of gear changes to worry about and that they did not need hand-cranking like combustion cars. For a time, electric cars were the preferred choice for women motorists because they were easier to operate, but that it turn led to stigma, with some car firms fixing radiators to the front of EV models to give the impression of that they were combustion models.

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