It's hard to believe that the electric car has been around for over a hundred years. If Nicola Tesla had his way (and I wish he did) then we would all be driving electric cars that were completely energetically sustainable. Alas, his dream was not realised and we all have paid the price.
The electric car has seen better days, namely those of Tesla's time, but if it is ever going to become a viable alternative to the combustion engine (or possibly replace them) they are going to have to solve some very major problems.
Car manufacturers have taken different routes in incorporating electric motors to their lineups, but very few have actually made them a true alternative to petrol or diesel. Maybe 2013 is the year that the electric motor will make its stand.
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Posted on 11 Feb 2013 08:18