Milburn Light Electric car. Electric cars were actually quite popular around the turn of the century. Gasoline cars were loud, stank of fuel, and had crank starters that could break a driver’s wrist. That’s what made electric cars appealing. The Milburn, built from 1914 to 1923 in Toledo, Ohio, is typical of these early electrics. Milburn’s range was estimated at 60 to 75 miles per charge, which is fairly close to what modern EVs can achieve. However, top speed was limited to 20 mph.
If China ever rivals the US in the amount of cars per person, we will have a serious environmental crisis. A solution to this issue is the use of electric cars. Although the issue of space for the cars remains, they create less pollution, making for more livable cities.
TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The "Bug" Urban Electric Concept Mini-Car
This mini concept car, designed by Brazilian designer Ricardo Fedrizzi, is all electric, meaning it has zero emissions. The “Bug” is a super cute two-seater vehicle meant for puttering around in the city and was designed to be aerodynamic and lightweight in order to maximize performance. Fedrizzi’s concept also makes use of recyclable and renewable materials for the body of the car.
Tama Electric Car from Tokyo Electric Cars Co. They realized the need for an alternative means of energy besides petroleum in Japan...after WWI. This car is cool looking. Why didn't we support electric vehicles?