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A Brief History Of Electric Transport

The use of electricity to power a means of transport certainly isn't a new idea. Indeed the first electric car was built in Scotland long before the first petrol car somewhere between 1832 and 1839 and the by the late nineteenth century even the first electric river boats were in use!

Since then, electricity has been used to power a vast array of vehicles, small and large and fast and slow, including, high speed trains, fork lift trucks, ships, submarines, golf karts and even airplanes!

In the 1990s the threat of strict Californian legislation forced the bigger car makers to turn their long pondered ideas for electric cars into some form of reality. Perhaps most notably, General Motors manufactured an electric car called EV1 which was capable of 80mph and could cover 80 miles per charge. At the time it was the most advanced electric car available, but operational issues and legislation changes kept the numbers produced low.

Today, while electric cars continue to be limited by legislation promoting the petrol engine, range, speed and battery technology, electric bicycles and scooters have become desirable and increasingly commonplace. Now these vehicles are reliable, robust and inexpensive and have a range to suit all but the most demanding riders needs - take a look at the electric bicycles, scooters, mopeds, quads and mobility solutions here on the website to learn more.

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