In 1828, Hungarian inventor Anyos Jedlik created the first electric motor, a breakthrough in the development of electric cars. From then on, the electric car industry began to grow, with the first electric-powered vehicle being recorded in the late 19th century. This first car, the hybrid electric vehicle called the 'Schuyler', was a combination of a gasoline motor and an electric motor.
The 20th century saw the first appearance of fully electric cars, as well as the first electric car race. This race was held in France in 1899, and it featured a total of six cars, four of which were electric. A few years later, in 1912, a fully electric car known as the 'Detroit Electric' was released, which featured a range of up to 80 miles per charge.
By the beginning of the 21st century, electric cars had become a reality. Companies such as Tesla, Nissan, and GM had released their first electric vehicles and were continuing to develop their range and capability.
Now, electric cars have become a fixture of the automotive industry. Automakers from all over the world are now producing all-electric and hybrid models, and their range and capabilities are only increasing. The number of electric cars on the roads has risen exponentially since the beginning of the decade, and it is estimated that by the end of the decade there will be more than 1.5 million electric cars on the roads.
The future looks bright for electric cars. Automakers are continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible with electric vehicles, and as technology advances, these cars are only going to become more efficient and powerful. With the advent of self-driving cars, we could soon be living in a world where electric cars are the norm.
From the first electric car to now, the journey of electric cars has been an exciting one. We've gone from cars with a range of up to 80 miles per charge to cars with a range of up to 259 miles per charge. We've seen the development of all-electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles and self-driving cars, and it's clear that electric vehicles are here to stay.
CategoriesFederal & State Policy EV Technology & InnovationsBusiness ManagementHome EV ChargingTesla DriversElectric Car IncentivesNon-Tesla DriversEnergy5 UpdatesElectric Vehicle ChargersFast ChargingEV ChargerCharging StationElectric Vehicle Charging
Energy5 provides end-to-end EV charging solutions for businesses
Related articlesMore articles