416,006 views | Daniel Sperling and Gil Tal • TED-Ed
The surprisingly long history of electric cars
By the end of the 19th century, nearly 40% of American cars were electric. But these vehicles had a few major problems — early car batteries were expensive and inefficient, and the vehicles were twice the price of a gas-powered car. And so for the next several decades, gas-powered cars dominated the market. Can electric cars reclaim their place on the road? Daniel Sperling and Gil Tal investigate. [Directed Lobster Studio, narrated Jack Cutmore-Scott, music by Fabrizio Martini].