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RL Chilton said:
It's too bad?? OMG, I consider that a HUGE blessing.
Big oil had noting to do with the demise of electric vehicles. It was the battery technology (just as it is today). Now public transportation that is a different story. But think about it. Battery technology was even more primitive back then than it is now. They were heavy, no range and most were dry cell. I just bought a 1910 Hudson Touring and it had dry cells for the ignition system then magnetos when it was running. The manual (such as it is) states that it will not run long for long on the dry cells. The battery compartment on the 1910 is about 3/4 the size of a modern car battery. So you had the room in the car for a good size battery but the battery did not the reserve power. Also remember headlights were not electric for the most part by acetylene. More proof battery technology was not readily available. Sorry to spoil big oil bashing.