And the 2012 European Car of the Year...

Started Mar 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
Marc T
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Electric cars were first made in 1832
In reply to SonyA77, Mar 5, 2012

they were mass produced (small numbers) in the late 1800's to early 1900's and were never a hit because of limited range JUST LIKE THE CURRENT CRAP. Gasoline engines rule!

http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aacarssteama.htm

Early Electric Cars

Steam engines were not the only engines used in early automobiles. Vehicles with electrical engines were also invented. Between 1832 and 1839 (the exact year is uncertain), Robert Anderson of Scotland invented the first electric carriage. Electric cars used rechargeable batteries that powered a small electric motor. The vehicles were heavy, slow, expensive, and needed to stop for recharging frequently. Both steam and electric road vehicles were abandoned in favor of gas-powered vehicles. Electricity found greater success in tramways and streetcars, where a constant supply of electricity was possible.

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