Britain and France were the first to develop electric cars in the late 1800s, and it was not until 1895 that the American public took notice of the electric cars. Germany, not to be out done, developed the world’s first four-wheeled electric car in 1888.The attempt was initiated by Andreas Flock en, an engineer and physicist.
Several more innovations followed as interest in the automobile grew significantly in the late1890s and early 1900s. 1897 saw the United States pioneer the first commercial application of the electric cars with a fleet of cabs in New York City. That same year, the Pope Manufacturing Company established its name as the first large-scale manufacturer of electric vehicles, including the New York City cab fleet.
After decades of continuous development, France finally joined the competition and introduced “LaJamée Contente, “which ran continuously at over 100 km/h. By the 1900s, the United States had fully embraced electric vehicles. In fact, at least 28% of the cars sold that year were powered by electricity.
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