An online exhibit put on by the National Museum of American History makes the case that Thomas Edison is one of the fathers of the electric car, if not the actual father. 

Made up of a series of photos and weighty and informative captions, the exhibit shows the electric vehicle that Edison designed in 1900 that was powered by “an entirely new battery chemistry to improve the range of electric automotives, locomotives, and trucks.”

For around a full decade, the inventor worked at improving the alkaline batteries that powered his vehicles until 1910 when he finally admitted that gasoline-powered cars had won the (first) battle.

Now we’ve got to wonder what he would think to learn that electric vehicles often pollute worse than hybrids!

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