The first electric vehicle to the fastest electric car – here are some interesting facts about EVs

Sep 8, 2021

By: Rounak Jain

First electric vehicle

Scottish inventor Robert Anderson is credited for developing the first crude electric vehicle around 1832.

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First rechargeable electric vehicle

The first rechargeable electric vehicle was developed by French inventor Gustave Trouve in 1881.

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First electric taxi fleet

The first all-electric taxi fleet, dubbed as Hummingbirds, was introduced by Walter Bersey in London in 1897.

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First commercial electric car

General Electric launched its first consumer electric car, the Citicar, in 1974.

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India’s first electric car

Eddy Electric launched the Lovebird in 1993 in India, making it the country’s first electric car.

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First electric vehicle on the moon

The Lunar Roving Vehicle, an electric car, became the first manned vehicle to be driven on the moon on July 31, 1971.

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Costliest electric car

The Aspark Owl is priced at $3.6 million, making it the costliest electric car ever. The Japanese company has said that there are only 50 units of the car.

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Fastest electric car

The fastest electric car is the Rimac Nevera with a top speed of 412 km per hour. It can go from 0 to 100 in just 1.8 seconds.

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Most sold electric car

The Tesla Model 3 is the most sold electric car and the company has nearly sold 1 million units.

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