Electric cars have been around since the 1830s and 1840s, and production models have been around since the late 1800s and early 1900s. There's really not much new about the electric car concept other than the 21st century technology now being used to get them back onto our streets in a big way to reduce emissions.
Modern electric cars are definitely creating interest and excitement, but I can't help wondering what it's really going to take for us to lose our collective attachment to the internal combustion engine and the fossil fuels they run on. After all, we're paying through the nose for gas at the pump and you would think this alone would propel a lot of people toward electric car dealerships.
Michael McBratney , Port Moody