The electric vehicle is not new. Its history dates back more than 100 years (see specific dates).
The first achievements and tests of electric vehicles take place in the 19th century. In the following years, improvements, including batteries, are joining the electric propulsion of many builders. And until the early 20th century, competitions involve competition different energies: oil, steam and electricity.
The first car to exceed 100 km/h in 1899 was an electric car: the never happy (photo above against), developed by a Belgian engineer.
Between 1900 and 1914, the electric vehicle has the rating in the industrialized world. New batteries appear while existing ones are progressing. The qualities of electric vehicle attract even new customers: women.