#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


  • Darren L.
    06/26/2020 09:24

    Fantastic video

  • Paul M.
    06/11/2020 09:17

    very nice, but where does the electricity come from ? Coal !!!!

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  • Anne M.
    06/06/2020 17:39

    My grandpa, who was born in 1919, told us about how he used to drive an electric car when he was younger.

  • Kyle W.
    06/06/2020 12:16

    Wow.....imagine if we’d have pursued this technology and developed it. We really are living in the darkest timeline

  • Henkie W.
    06/05/2020 11:30


  • Liza L.
    06/05/2020 08:14

    And even after 40 years we still drive the old fuel powered cars, kinda disappointing

  • Robert J.
    06/05/2020 07:47

    like the man said = '' for the cities ''

  • Rob P.
    06/04/2020 20:32

    Imagine what life would be like if the same amount of time and money had been spent on electric power as has been spent on the internal combustion can but dream 🤔

  • Wendy R.
    06/04/2020 19:23

    One of my teachers had one of these when I was at school-she used to give2 others a lift in it, squashed in the back, they seemed to fold around the shape of the car !!😂

  • Eric L.
    06/04/2020 16:27

    J achète...... 🤧

  • 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

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