Genius! The Inventor Of The Electric Car And Its History

Hyundai Motorstudio Senayan Park 2022.05.10
Genius! The Inventor Of The Electric Car And Its History

Many people are curious about who actually invented the electric car. Moreover, his invention is very useful for supporting mobility as well as being environmentally friendly. No wonder now, slowly but surely, people are starting to switch to LCGC or low-cost green cars.

According to a Navigant Research report, more than 7% of electric car sales are growing worldwide in 2020. It is predicted that sales will continue to increase, along with public awareness of fuel savings and environmental sustainability.

So, what is the history of electric cars like? Who invented the electric car? And what makes electric cars far superior to non-electric cars? Yeah! Keep on reading!

The history of the development of the invention of the electric car

Electric cars were introduced more than a century ago, to be precise, around the 1800s, when the production of the first electric cars was introduced. At the beginning of this century, the inventors of the electric car from the Netherlands, the United States, and Hungary began to develop the concept of a battery-powered electric car.

Meanwhile, the inventor of the electric car from England, named Robert Anderson, developed a prototype of an electric car as the forerunner of today's electric car. Furthermore, only the inventors of electric cars from France and England developed the first electric car models.

Not to be outdone by the inventors of electric cars from other countries, William Morrison of the United States succeeded in making electric cars in 1890. He was a chemist from the city of Des Moines, Iowa. His electric car seats six people and can reach speeds of 14 miles per hour.

Over the next few years, many other electric car inventors raced across the United States. In fact, New York City has more than 60 electric taxis. In the early 1900s, electric cars were at their peak. Many electric cars are exported to other countries, including China.

The inventor of the world's most the popular electric car

When talking about the inventors of the electric car, we can't forget Ferdinand Porsche. Founder of the sports automotive company that developed the P1 electric car in 1898.

In the same year, he developed the world's first hybrid electric car. Specifically, a car that is powered by electricity and gasoline.

Seeing this spectacular innovation, the most prolific inventor in the world, named Thomas Edison, was interested in contributing. Thomas Edison considers the electric car a superior technology that will be needed in the future. Therefore, Thomas Edison then created a better electric car battery.

In fact, Henry Ford, who was friends with Thomas Edison, invited him to work together to explore the various features of cheap electric cars in 1914.

Unfortunately, the electric cars that are produced are not very well sold in the market. This is because, in about 1912, the price of gasoline for cars was quite cheap.

Plus, around 1920, a new crude oil refinery was discovered in the Texas area. As a result, gasoline is becoming cheaper and petrol filling is available in all corners of the country. In the end, the electric car was suspended in 1935.

Fuel scarcity boosts consumer interest in electric cars

As is known, fuel oil is energy that will run out. In the 1970s, gasoline became scarce, and its price soared. At its peak, in 1973, Middle Eastern countries imposed an oil embargo.

As a result, the government then passed a law to support the research and development of hybrid electric cars in 1976.

Starting from here, many automotive manufacturers have started making electric cars. However, the vehicles developed and manufactured in the 1970s still have drawbacks compared to gasoline-powered cars. For example, such as the performance of the runway is still limited, and only able to reach a speed of 45 miles per hour before recharging.

Furthermore, advancing to the 1970s, the inventors of electric cars in the modern era began to modify electric car models. One of them is so that the performance is faster and farther, up to 60-80 miles per hour.

The ability to accelerate from 0 to 50 miles per hour in just 7 seconds. Unfortunately, due to high costs, the production of this electric car was discontinued in 2001.

The beginning of a new history of electric cars in the modern era

In the 21st century, Japanese motorcycle manufacturers began releasing electric cars around 1997. The hybrid electric car was the world's first mass-produced electric car.

Furthermore, there is also an electric sports car manufacturer that was released in 2010 with the ability to go up to 20 miles per hour on a single charge.

In terms of technology, governments in various countries are helping to increase the reach of electric cars. For example, with the development of lithium-ion battery technology, besides being more durable, the price is also cheaper. In turn, this makes the price of electric cars more affordable for consumers.

The arrival of the first Hyundai electric car, the Hyundai BlueOn

Interested in owning a low-cost green car for daily mobility? It should be! Because Hyundai released one of the most advanced electric cars in 2010.

Hyundai's electric car is named the Hyundai Blue On and was first released in the city of Seoul, South Korea. Hyundai Blue On is designed with the concept of a city car base that adapts to the lifestyle of urban people.

Powered by a 16.4 kWh LiPoly battery capable of storing up to 82 horsepower and 210 Nm of torque, the Hyundai BlueOn can cover a distance of up to 140 km without the need to recharge the battery.

Acceleration from 0-100 km per hour can be achieved in 13.1 seconds, making the Hyundai Blue On capable of racing at a speed of 130 km per hour. Cool, right!

If you want to recharge the Blue On electric car battery, you just need to charge it for 6 hours at a regular home switch. If you are in a hurry or want fast charging with 80% capacity, it only takes 25 minutes.