Electric Car

Invented 1834

The Electric Car

In 1834, Thomas Davenport invented the first electric vehicle. Instead of running on a gasoline engine, it ran on a electric one. Actually the first few electric cars ran on a battery. Electric cars give off no pollution so that is a reason it was invented. Some versions of the electric car were battery powered and today, all electric and a plug-in hybrid. Today electric vehicle are more popular than they were; in the October of 2012 more than 7000 were sold.

Citations


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