Electric cars, 1880-1920

Electric cars are not the latest innovation. They exist as much as cars with internal combustion engines. The first electric cars appeared in the 1880s, and the following decades have gained popularity due to its ease of use, no odor and less noise, unlike the cars running on gasoline.

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Alex Q. Arbuckle, 1900

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Thomas Edison with his first electric car, the Edison Baker, 1895

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Electric car constructed by Siemens and Halske, 1882, Germany, Berlin.

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A Columbia Electric car, 1899

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Roger Wallace in his electric car, 1899

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Laurels for Camille Jenatzy, the first man to exceed 100 kph (62 mph) at Acheres, near Paris. The car, christened ‘Jamais Contente’, was an electric vehicle of his own design.

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Electric cars of the New York, 1906

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Berlin street cleaning with an electric car, 1907

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A young woman uses a hand-cranked battery charger to charge her electric Columbia Mark 68 Victoria automobile, Connecticut, 1912

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Detroit Electric car rides on a mountain road between Seattle and Mount Reniro,
1920