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#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.

Brut.

01/30/2020 3:25 PM

67 comments

  • Paul T.
    03/01/2020 19:19

    , one for you!

  • Denise J.
    02/28/2020 22:58

    Milk was delivered by electric carts back when everything was clean and green

  • Blerina J.
    02/28/2020 09:20

    So beautiful 😍

  • Joe S.
    02/28/2020 03:34

    Electric golf carts have been around for quite a while. The Egg reminded me of them.

  • Dannii H.
    02/27/2020 22:41

    Bet you wouldn’t get as many people looking at their laps during driving 🤣

  • Morten S.
    02/27/2020 21:57

    So beatiful!

  • Søren H.
    02/27/2020 17:27

    ping:

  • Sue A.
    02/27/2020 15:53

    Ano'

  • Sushma M.
    02/27/2020 14:29

    Heeegooo itha

  • Luis L.
    02/27/2020 14:24

    , o mundo é redondo e dá voltas

  • Aarti B.
    02/27/2020 13:38

    Amazing !

  • Laikamjun M.
    02/27/2020 13:02

    Something you can create as "Possible"

  • Vladimír P.
    02/27/2020 13:01

    ....and majority of people still can't afford it even in nowadays :/

  • Bonnie J.
    02/27/2020 12:43

    Amazing 😜!

  • Saša B.
    02/27/2020 11:58

    still we need to start it wih a cranck 😂

  • Kam B.
    02/27/2020 11:56

    Theyve know this all along But cant rape tax it like petol/diesel & governments couldn't give a shite about pollution all about bottom line at expense of this planet! Only reason they want electric now and a ban of combustion engines is to make these cars only available for the well off has they are expensive to buy(more taxing) thus taking millions of vehicles/common man off the roads and into shitty public transport...Don't believe the hype!!!!

  • 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 !