09 Dec '11, 10pm

100 Years of Electric Car History

100 Years of Electric Car History

While a lot of environmentalists don't like cars, I doubt it's very realistic to expect all of the to disappear any time soon. Vast quantities of cars can be taken out of circulation because most commuting can be done with mass transit, and walking and bikes offer a healthy and green way to move around for lots of trips. But for some things (especially in rural areas), nothing beats the individual car. If only we could make it a lot cleaner... Which is what going back to the electric roots of the car would allow us to do (even moreso once we've cleaned up the electric grid ). NPR/Screen capture Click the image above to go to the timeline. Coming Full Circle This timeline of the 100-year plus history of the electric car shows how despite a promising beginning, the EV technology simply couldn't compete with the internal combustion engine for most of the 20th century. But tha...

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