Alternative Fuels Get Interactive
What better way to start the morning is there than taking an interactive look at alternative fuels through the ages. And by ages, we mean the 19th Century onwards. And since CBC has done all the leg work for us, we’ll just turn it over to them.
Did you know…
Electric cars were among the first on the road in the 19th century. Robert Anderson is believed to have built the first electric car in the 1830s in Scotland. The vehicle was powered by non-rechargeable batteries. By the end of the century, electrical vehicles – many with rechargeable batteries – and steam-powered vehicles were far more common than gasoline-powered ones. Gas vehicles were seen as expensive, noisy and smelly. But by 1904, Henry Ford overcame the challenges posed by the gasoline engine and began mass production of low-priced, lightweight gasoline-powered cars.