1. The history of electric cars dates back to the 19th century.

2. In 1828, Hungarian Ányos Jedlik created a simple electric motor-powered model.

3. Thomas Davenport built a small electric car in 1834.

4. The first practical electric vehicles (EVs) appeared in the 1880s.

5. Thomas Parker built a production electric car in London in 1884.

6. In the U.S., William Morrison made a six-passenger EV in 1891.

7. By the late 1890s, EV taxis operated in London and New York.

8. Unfortunately, EVs declined in popularity by the 1920s due to gasoline cars.