Historical Photo-Essay about Electric Vehicles

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    Just for fun.... Bloomberg has produced a wonderful photo-essay chronology of the evolution of electric-powered vehicles. Lots of great photographs, animations, etc.

    In 1900, electric cars accounted for about one-third of all vehicles on the road -- and then almost disappeared from the landscape as gasoline-engine models took over. Decades later, technological advances and concerns about the environment spurred their gradual revival, which isn’t so gradual anymore: By 2040, more than half of all new cars will be powered only by batteries, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates. Here’s a look back at the evolution of the once and future hot thing . . .​

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2019-01-05/171-years-before-tesla-the-evolution-of-electric-vehicles

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    A woman uses a battery charger to charge an electric Columbia Mark 68 Victoria in 1912.

     
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    i think she stuck her finger in the socket by mistake :eek:
     
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    Is that what that port was for :p.
     
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    It's worth noting that in every era, the marketing/P.R./advertising department thinks that the best way to explain how a plug-in electric vehicle is charged is to show that it's so simple even a woman can do it...

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    Yes, and marketing/P.R./advertising departments are dominated by men, also sending a subconscious. subliminal fantasy about women and "plug-in" vehicles.
     
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    And slapped my face when I did it.

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    what's really pathetic about that is - inductive charging. This is where magnetic fields come up from underneath the car to charge without any wires. The advantage is there is no cable that vandals can mutilate.
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    With inductive charging, the advertisement can say tha5 even an incompetent man can park over a magnet. But back in the 1990s if I recall, I saw a picture of the ev1 being plugged into the inductive port - by little kid ..... one our own 0C members kids at that;
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    Bare foor

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