The “First Generation” of Electrics

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Electric cars were pretty much unheard of outside the rare experimental car or the concept car. No one had any use for the damn things. The economy back in the mid 2000s was pretty nice and gas was cheap. I vaguely remember fuel prices being in the $1-2 range and that really stopped people from talking about alternative fuel; there simply wasn’t any economical reason for the consumer to want to switch fuels. The same was true for the automakers who made most of their profits from large SUVs and trucks. There wasn’t any reason to invest in electric cars. Electric car technology back then was still in its infancy whereas the internal gasoline combustion engine had been improved upon for decades. The big automakers knew how to make a gas engine, had little experience with electrics, and combined with consumers paying little money for gasoline there was no incentive…

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