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History of electric cars – a timeline

Electric vehicles have been around for longer than most people might think. They actually have a longer history than traditionally powered vehicles fitted with an internal combustion engine (ICE). With various inventions and test models created over the years, EVs are finally in a position to take over from petrol and diesel fuelled vehicles to become the future of the roads.

Scroll through our electric vehicle timeline to discover how things have evolved from the very first electric prototype to the high-powered EVs that are leading the way today.