History of Electric Cars

When was the first Electric Car made?

In 1828 Ányos István Jedlík invented the first known electric motor, which was implemented within his small model car.

In 1834, Thomas Davenport went one step further, building a similar model car on a short, circular, electrified track.

In 1837 Robert Davidson used previous findings to create the first electric locomotive. His discoveries are still used in todays Electric Cars.

In 1911, Woods Motor Vehicle released the first gasoline-electric hybrid car. Unfortunately, the car was seen as a failure, being classed as too slow for its price. It wasn’t until late 1950’s when the Henney Kilowatt was released, the next notable advancement in Electric Cars.

A resurgence in interest within the 1990’s occurred, with governments promoting cleaner and more fuel-efficient vehicles. General Motors released the first concept of Electric Cars to the public, with Honda releasing the first hybrid car to customers in 1999.

Since 2000, electric cars have been growing and growing in popularity. Tesla’s Roadstar became the first electric car to solely travel over 200 miles from one charge. By mid September 2015, electric cars reached the 1,000,000 sales, growing in popularity by 30% year-on-year for the past few years.