What Came as an alternative managed to place itself as a necessity, it all started with the man’s dream to move faster from one point to the other. The first set of the invention that enabled this moment was the wheel which can be credited as the paramount of human invention inventory. Then came along the steam engine powered vehicles and fossil fuel-powered movement enables.
Steam technology was well established and was proven market worthy as it was being widely adapted for powering factories, mines, trains, ships and as the wheel of invention moved forward it was natural that the adoption of technology into smaller transport systems. It was during the late 1800s when the steam vehicle hit the road but it came with its own problems of limited range, need for constant water replenishment and trouble in cold starting. During the period of 1807-08 Francois Isaac de Rivaz was able to develop internal combustion engine-powered using hydrogen. In the year 1870, Siegfried Marcus was able to develop gasoline-powered internal combustion which we consider today as the grandfather of modern-day road cruisers.
The four-stroke engine which is still prevalent today was developed in the year 1862 by Nikolaus Otto and the famous Ford Model T was undergoing its mass production is the early 1900’s. Despite all these groundbreaking inventions all of them had one form or the other form of setbacks including difficulty in controlling, heightened effort for simple actions such as gear shift noisy as well as polluting and cold start problems. To get over this entire negative’s the last alternative was an Electric car which solves almost all the above-mentioned problems.
Milestone in electrical car history are as follows:
1834 – Vermonth Blacksmith and Thomas Devenport built a small model electrical
vehicle that could run on pre-set electrical track
1859 – Development of lead-acid battery by Guston Plante, a well-known French
1884 – Thomas Parker, the man behind electrified London undergrounds build the first
production electric car with high capacity rechargeable battery
1895 – Invention of a six-passenger electric wagon by William Morrison
1897 – Electrical battery powered taxis started roaming the streets of London
1990s – EV1, the first modern day electric car was introduced by GM
2008 – Tesla motors introduced their first electric car called the Roadster
2010 – Gm introduced the first ever plug-in Hybrid vehicle, the Chevy Bolt
Just like any other invention in the history there is no single individual or corporation that can be credited with the invention of modern day electric cars, it is more of an assembly of small component ranging from the electrical engine to the rechargeable battery that gave the electrical vehicles its current form and this what came as alternative will be an essential.