William Morrison & EV Now

The first electric car was built sometime in the last decades of 1800s. Infact gas cars came later. So what happenned – why are we still searching for a highway capable electric car with a decent range that I can buy NOW for a decent price ?

Made by William Morrison in 1891, some say the Morrison was the first electric vehicle in America. It had a four horsepower engine , and could carry 6-12 passengers. Top speed was about 20 mph. The batteries needed to be recharged every 50 miles.

Well, we have the same problem now as they had back then – batteries.

William Morrison of Des Moines is credited with building the first electric car in 1891. It was successful, except for two problems: the batteries were heavy and expensive, and it wouldn’t go very far on a charge. In 2009 Ford and General Motors showed their new line of electric cars at the Detroit Auto Show. They were as pretty as you can make a vehicle. But they have two major problems: the batteries are heavy and expensive, and they don’t go very far on a charge.

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~ by evnow on August 14, 2009.

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