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Electric cars


September 9, 2016

Ever since humans discovered fire, they’ve been looking at other sources of energy to replace it.

It’s a fact that in the early days of the automobile, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford disagreed on the driving force the automobile should use: internal combustion or electricity. Plagued by weight and short range, the first electric resulted from the invention of the lead-acid battery in 1859.

Thomas Parker built the first production electric in 1884 and while commuting long distances was unheard of at that time, many were sold under the guise of reducing pollution; pollution than came main...

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