#TBT: The resurgence of electric cars

When the electric car was the future back in 1894. #tbt

Haven’t seen this before? It’s been on the road since 1942.

For cities, electric traction certainly owes its advantage to its cleanliness and practicality, since all items, all household appliances, are now electric. The beginnings of the electric car coincide with those of automotive history. The first one was the Jeantaud in 1894. There were also special designs, like Grand Duke Nicholas’, then utilitarian vehicles, and driving schools for Parisian taxi drivers among others.

Why did the production of electric cars start to decrease and lack popularity in the 20th century? There were several reasons, but it is believed that the main one was that it wasn’t manly enough. The owner of a car in 1900 is the same kind who, today, has a Ferrari, Maserati or Lamborghini. A car was something manly, something to get around in and impress people with. An electric car was silent, it was calm, while a gasoline-powered car made noise, smelled bad and the “male” had to start it with a crank.

For the time being, each of us is familiar with these long lines of cars that are too long, too empty, inappropriate for city traffic. And yet, without being too unrealistic, we can hope that, the electric car will soon provide a solution to all this. Manufactured on a large scale, it could become the ideal second car.


01/30/2020 3:25 PM
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  • Janet F.
    03/02/2020 14:14

    my dream car😁🤣🤣🤣

  • Linda K.
    03/02/2020 01:45

    1968 was 78 years ago???😁

  • Dominique S.
    03/01/2020 01:14

    Our top officials till this day shun alternative energy. When we gonna wake up and realize all these ppl in power dont care about everyday ppl but companies corporations and wealthy donors

  • Amoris W.
    02/29/2020 05:00

    Watch “who killed the electric car” (hint hint, it was the oil/gas companies)

  • Louis R.
    02/28/2020 15:17

    the first car invented was electric

  • Sara M.
    02/28/2020 12:57

    Very interesting to watch

  • Alan G.
    02/28/2020 09:44

    In London the Milkmen all had electric floats back in the day

  • Ralph O.
    02/28/2020 08:19

    That means it wasn't a new thing

  • Doren G.
    02/28/2020 06:31

    Solomon thinking! Lol! What ever it is! Has been before! Ge it!

  • Syaifur R.
    02/28/2020 05:53

    Oil company had kill electric car

  • Ayushi A.
    02/28/2020 04:35


  • Aaron W.
    02/27/2020 23:50

    Wow..we’ve been stupid for so long!

  • Ashwani Y.
    02/27/2020 23:31

    Your dream cars! 😑

  • Eliah B.
    02/27/2020 22:39

    first tesla

  • Antonio S.
    02/27/2020 22:12

    Blame the boomers.

  • Mohammed S.
    02/27/2020 21:31

    I couldn't believe my eyes.

  • Cal W.
    02/12/2020 07:12

    Looks like you are the crumple zone in this thing 😂

  • Jim J.
    02/11/2020 02:21

    French were cutting edge at one time.

  • Jeroen W.
    02/09/2020 22:40

    Zie het stukje Waar i ingehaald wordt door een fiets

  • Aarti B.
    02/02/2020 09:05

    Amazing !