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7 Electric Cars Over 100 Years Old

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7 Electric Cars Over 100 Years Old

Don’t ever let anyone tell you electric cars are new–they aren’t–and here is plenty of proof. If we had been continuously developing battery technology since the electric cars listed below were in operation, most certainly we would be far better off today. No one knew then about climate change and how much impact air pollution could have on human health, but they actually had more electric car choices than we have today. This is just a handful of the electric vehicles from that era.

1891 Morrison (120 yrs. old)
Made by William Morrison in 1891, some say the Morrison was the first electric vehicle in America. It had a four horsepower engine , and could carry 6-12 passengers. Top speed was about 20 mph. The batteries needed to be recharged every 50 miles. It has been said the car was actually completed in 1887 and was driven in a Des Moines parade in 1888. If that is true, the Morrison was first built 124 years ago, and it was built in America, where today they are almost no electric cars on the roads.

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1:52AM PST on Jan 20, 2015

Live long and prosper!

4:05AM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

Great article, thanks for sharing.

8:49AM PST on Nov 17, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

11:57AM PDT on Oct 23, 2012


4:36AM PST on Jan 18, 2012

Most probably, oil interests wouldn't have allowed electric vehicle to survive!

4:10AM PST on Jan 18, 2012

And google "Who killed the electric car?

We might still be in a secure Holocene with electric cars and clean electricity.

4:24PM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

This is cool. What the heck happened? America really dropped the ball.

4:52PM PDT on Aug 21, 2011


5:02AM PDT on Aug 8, 2011

hi everyone, please sign this petition and help

11:38AM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

This is a fantastic article and the photos are great!
The old saying 'Everything Old is New Again' holds true for these electric cars. Apparently Mrs. Henry Ford drove her own electric car!
We sure got fooled, and went off track with the gas and oil, simply because that discovered it were rich and found ways to dupe us all.
Thanks Jake!

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