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Automobile Driving Museum show offers electric-car history retrospective

Automobile Driving Museum show offers electric-car history retrospective

Stephen Edelstein 118 views May 27, 2016 Toyota eCom (Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons) Enlarge Photo The first modern electric cars to go on sale in large numbers were the Nissan Leaf and first-generation Chevrolet Volt, both of which arrived in showrooms in December 2010. But the history of electric cars stretches back much further than that—more than a century back, in fact. Electric cars achieved notable popularity at the turn of the 20th century before fading into the background, and there were numerous attempts to revive them in the ensuing decades. DON'T MISS: 1917 Detroit Electric Vs 2014 BMW i3: A Century Of Electric Cars (Sep 2015) An exhibit open now at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, California, looks at a slice of that history. Titled "The Electric Car: Fad or Future? ", the exhibit runs through July 31. And it's fitting that the show is offere...

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