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History of Hybrid Cars
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Scottish inventor Robert Anderson invents first electric carriage powered by non-rechargeable battery
William Morrison of Des Moines, Iowa builds the first successful electric automobile in the United States
French Physicist Gaston Plante, invents first rechargable, lead-acid storage battery
1897 First Electric taxicabs hit the streets of New York City
1900 Electric Vehicles consist of about thirty percent of vehicles sold this year
Henry Ford mass produces the gas powered Model T and begins to capitalize the motor powered vehicle market.
Charles Kettering invents the electric start for gas powered automobiles, eliminating the unkindly hand-crank start.
1920 Electric vehicle sales plummet to nothing due to desire for long range vehicles, low horse power, and readily available gas.
Congress recommends electric vehicles to reduce air pollution
Victor Wouk builds the first full-powered gas/electric hybrid from a 1972 Buick Skylark. The program is disbanded four years later.
California Passes the Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate which required that ten percent of vehicles were to be zero emission by 2003.
Toyota produces the Prius in Japan which becomes the first mass - produced and marketed hybrid car.
Honda, Ford, Nissan, Chevy, Toyota. Just about every car company is developing and releasing hybrid vehicles
This was later further developed and improved by a chemist named Camille Faure to have a much higher capacity. Thus making it more practical for automobile applications.
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