We Had Electric Cars in 1900… Then This Happened.


In this Our Changing Climate climate change video essay, I look at how the electric car was popular in the 1900s and then everything changed. Specifically, I look at how electric cars have been around multiple times and have failed not because of engineering failures but because of cultural and societal issues. Electric cars like Tesla and GM’s new electric cars might be the turning point in the road for the electric car, but if we look back at history, the electric car has always faced an uphill battle. Norway’s electric car program has been instrumental in showing the world that in order to create an electric car infrastructure, we need to emphasize electric car subsidies, electric car charging stations, and much more. It is possible to transition quickly away from electric cars, we just have to put the effort in to get us there.[…]

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6 Responses to We Had Electric Cars in 1900… Then This Happened.

  1. I had no idea about the earlier electric cars. That information seems to have fallen through the cracks.

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  2. Reblogged this on Stella, oh, Stella and commented:
    Wusstet ihr, dass es bereits vor 121 Jahren elektrische Autos gab, die sogar von der Qualität her als mindestens gleichwertig, wenn nicht besser als die mit Verbrennungsmotor angesehen wurden. Da stellt man sich doch die Frage, warum in diese Richtung nicht weitergeforscht und verbessert wurde …
    Ich fand diesen Beitrag im Blog von Msamba (The Manchester School of Samba).

    … Did you know that there were electicity driven cares already 121 years ago, which quality wise were considered at least the same, if not better than the combustion-enginged ones? One is compelled to ask why this idea was not developed and improved further.
    I found this post on the blog of Msamba (The Manchester School of Sambz).

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  3. Electric cars in 1900 have gone under the carpet because of the fossil fuels, I think.

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