Electric vehicles in 1910 had the same range as they do now

Then and Now. 100 miles

Yes, the EVs of today go faster but are also heavier and use more electricity internally (like power mirrors, etc.) So the range is still about 100 miles.

One hundred years ago, electric vehicle owners were hoping for a battery breakthrough that would increase range. We’re still waiting.

LowtechMagazine explores this and more, concluding that EVs need to be downsized substantially. Then the range will increase dramatically.

We cannot have it all: range, speed and size. And yet, that’s what we are trying to do.

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