Looking back at early battery/electric cars

Barry White

A long standing friend of mine from London sent me an email below which I thought I should share with you on our web site. The first electric powered car first appeared nearly 200 years ago and an electric vehicle held the vehicular land speed record until around 1900! In 1900, electric cars accounted for about one third of all vehicles on U.S. roads.

The high cost, low top speed, and short range of battery electric vehicles made them easy prey for the internal combustion engine…Mick writes:

‘Bit long winded but bear with me………One Freeview TV channel, 81 Talking Pictures TV, runs pretty much exclusively cinema stuff from the 50s and 60s you won’t see anywhere on the box. (They run a Saturday Morning Pictures section with dodgy serials, Green Hornet, Flash Gordon etc, children’s films etc. for those of you who recall going to that madness).

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Getting to grips with decarbonising transport

Barry White

Decarbonising transport is an essential part of the UK’s plan to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The UK has committed to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030. Transport is the largest contributor to UK greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for 24% of total emissions in 2019.

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