The history of the electric car

Electric cars are fascinating. Although once a gimmick - quickly rendered obsolete and impractical – electric vehicles have become a hot topic for manufacturers, with the likes of BMW, Volkswagen and Tesla all looking for a slice of the electric vehicle market share.

But what is the history of the electric car? Where has it been – and where is it going? We take a look back through the history books to see where it all began and how electric car technology has changed over the years.

From the days of the first electric car dealership in 1896 to the introduction of the Tesla Roadster in 2006, here is the history of the electric car.

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