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 www.verteci.com
website to learn more.