Looking back at the history of electric vehicles “the golden years” from 1890 – 1920 before petrol engines overtook eletric vehicles because of the limit of battery usability and convenience. Porsche [image] was winning
races and setting distance records with his Lohner-Porsche produced 1900-1905. 60 years later the Lorhner-Porsche was studied by Boeing and NASA and formed the template for the development of the Luna Rover.
Today we see car
companies edging forward with staged developments selling one product after another. Only moving forward with government funding and careful not to loose their counter bribes from the oil industry. I am not fooled and neither is anyone that knows the history
and the development of the technologies involved.
Today with petrol and diesel car engines facing bans in Europe 2025 and in other places following, the car makers are moving faster forward. Also some credit should go to Elon
Musk for his no bullshit push for a cleaner future. Tesla has [despite its production problems] impressed and wetted the appetites of car buyers of all types, including the petrol speed heads.
Still the problem with electric
cars is battery charge power, range and life. Secondly battery life itself has an as yet unrealised second expense because they slump into middle age after only 4-6 years and need replacing. Batteries will keep improving but they will never [foreseeable future]
be good enough to GT Bentley Continental from Berlin to Saint Tropez in one Rouche!