The First Practical Electric Car

Thomas Parker, an inventor from London and leading researcher in batteries and electricity at the time, built the first production car to be electric-powered. These galvanic cell-powered vehicles were built using Parker's own high-capacity rechargeable batteries. Parker dedicated his life to the development and manufacturing of more fuel-efficient cars and the optimization of galvanic battery cell chemistry. This interest was a result of his concern about the detrimental effects of smoke and pollution in urban London. Image source: Public Domain,      

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