These days, old-school car people are up in arms about the idea that we may have to move away from fossil fuels and make a shift to electric vehicles. This concept isn't even new, as the first electric vehicle that was ever made wasn't a matter of years ago, but over 100. That's right, the first ever electric vehicle was made in Detroit by the Anderson Motor Company and was a Model-D.

The Detroit Model D could actually travel 340 km at a maximum speed of 32 km/h, which was the usual speed for the time. It had a rechargeable lead-acid battery, as the post in I Love Michigan further explains the rare and short-lived run of these vehicles:
The Anderson company built 13,000 electric cars between 1907 and 1939. The Detroit Electric was sold primarily to drivers and doctors who wanted reliable, immediate starting, without the laborious manual crank starting that was required with early internal combustion engine cars. A subtle sign of this car's design refinement was the first use of curved window glass in a production car, a feature that was expensive and complex to manufacture.
I know the concept of trying to do the right thing for the environment is crazy and uncool for a lot of people, but it may get to a point where we are going to need to make the switch, for now, we're locked into fossil-fueled vehicles.

The car seen below is a restored Detroit Electric car driving out of the Edison Tech Center and down the street. This one was owned by electrical engineer Charles P. Steinmetz at General Electric. This particular car can be seen at Union College:

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