This Is How Electric Vehicles Looked Back in 1900
|   Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Electric vehicles have appeared before those propelled by the internal combustion engine. The first electric vehicles appeared in 1884 and towards the twentieth century, they amounted to a total of 30,000 copies worldwide, produced by more than 100 cars manufacturer from different parts of the world.

The electric vehicles were more advanced than those powered by fossil fuels offering a far greater level of comfort. However, as in the case of today's electric vehicles, the first electric cars had two major problems - low autonomy and high recharging time.
After the appearance of the electric starter and gas stations infrastructure development mankind went on with conventional cars, forgetting the electrical ones.

Attempts to revive the spirit of electric vehicles have been undertaken in the early 1990s, which ended in total failure and the pioneers of modern electric vehicle would become those at Tesla Motors in the early 2000s. In this way, Tesla Motors spurred the major car manufacturers to develop their own electric vehicles.


But do not forget that the first electric vehicles were more advanced and comfortable compared to conventional vehicles at the time. Among them we can name these two examples - Pope Waverley Victoria Phaeton, from 1906, and Victor High Wheel Electric Runabout, from 1907.

The first is an electric vehicle produced in Nebraska, which at that moment costs 1,600 dollars. With two seats, lined with fabric and an occasional chair for another two people, the Pope Waverley Victoria Phaeton came with a leather retractable roof and with electrical optical blocks too. It was introduced to Britain, restored and equipped with new battery cages, but with a new charging system too, thus offering greater autonomy than the original. The car has now a ceiling lined with leather and extra comfort offered by the complementary feet shelter.

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It is also equipped with electric carriage lamps which make it perfectly able to drive at night. In addition, the vehicle it is perfect for summer days, when the leather ceiling is lowered.

The second copy, Victor High Wheel Electric Runabout was built a year later than the Pope Waverley Victoria Phaeton and was produced in Indianapolis. The car spent many years in a museum, being exposed in the American Musem. The car has recently undergone a complete restoration lined with leather chairs, received contemporary batteries and a more modern charging system.

In addition, it has both chassis and bodywork repainted. The Victor High Wheel Electric Runabout comes equipped with a large bell, sitting on the driver's side in order to warn pedestrians of this stunning vehicle going down the road.

Both electric vehicles that have more than 100 years of history and are extremely rare, and this is not because of the manufacturing year, but primarily because that the cars look sensational, according to experts anyway.

These have been set up for auction, which takes place on June 11, during the event Historics at Brooklands, in Surrey for the estimated price of 30 to 40 thousand pounds each.
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