Looking back to electric cars

  title={Looking back to electric cars},
  author={Massimo Guarnieri},
  journal={2012 Third IEEE HISTory of ELectro-technology CONference (HISTELCON)},
  • M. Guarnieri
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • History
  • 2012 Third IEEE HISTory of ELectro-technology CONference (HISTELCON)
Very early experimental electric cars appeared just after electromagnetism was discovered, in 1820. During the nineteenth century they underwent improvements, staying in advance of internal combustion engines. A breakthrough came with the inventions of the rechargeable battery and of powerful and efficient electric motors, around 1870. Electrics peaked around the turn of the century, when they hold 38% of the automobile market in the US, compared with 40% of steam and 22% internal combustion… 

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