EV history in one simple animation9 May 2016
Originally published by Jake Sweringen in PM.com on May 6 2016 – http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/hybrid-electric/a20759/the-188-year-old-history-of-the-electric-car-in-one-gif/
The history of the electric car stretches way, way back—almost 200 years at this point. The electric car has a longer history both the steam- and gasoline-powered car, and came about just about two decades after the first steam locomotives hit the rails.
It’s a contentious point, but many point to the work of Hungarian Benedictine priest and inventor Ányos Jedlik as the first person to try strapping a an electric engine to four wheels in 1828. This GIF, created by the folks at gearheads.org, takes you through that long history, including looks at the = Lohner Electric Chaise in 1898, the Henney Kilowatt from 1959, AMC’s Amitron from 1968, right up to Elon Musk’s attempt to make the electric car available to the masses in the Tesla Model 3 (coming out… at some point in the future).