EV history to 1950

August 7, 2021

Before 1900

The industrial revolution depended to a very large extent on transport of goods from manufacturers to markets. Large towns and cities grew that specialised in extracting […]
August 7, 2021
Photo electric taxi circa 1900

The 1900s

In 1902 the Royal Mail tried out another vehicle, this one built by Carl Opperman at Grosvenor Garage in Camden Town.  It was placed in service […]
August 7, 2021

The 1910s

Even though there was obvious development work and application going on, progress certainly lagged what was happening in America. In 1913 one writer complained that the […]
August 7, 2021

The 1920s

As we enter the 1920s we can broadly sum up where battery-electric commercial vehicles in Britain had got to.  They could be counted in the very […]