The history and future of electric vehicles
EVs are sometimes called “the cars of the future” and sales continue to grow, but their origins are older than you might think. Learn about the history – and future – of electric vehicles.
The sophisticated and powerful electric vehicles on our roads today have been developed to this standard after more than two centuries of scientific discovery, innovation, and improvisation.
But like many world-changing technologies, the progression of the EV has not been linear, having been impeded and accelerated with technological limitations and breakthroughs, global conflicts, economic fluctuations, and government legislation.
While there are now EVs on our roads that have more than a 500-kilometre range with sophisticated safety features, and impressive performance, this is the story of how we got here.