100% Electric Vehicles LIFE 1914

Published on August 17th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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1914 Electric Vehicle Ad in LIFE Magazine

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August 17th, 2014 by Zachary Shahan
 

One of our readers recently passed along a photograph of a 1914 LIFE magazine ad about “the economical electric.” Interestingly, it talks about electricity “constantly decreasing in cost,” which clearly didn’t hold steady for too long. However, electricity is still far cheaper than gasoline, and that difference is likely to grow in the coming years as oil prices rise.

The ad is apparently for a booklet, “The Story of the Electric Vehicle.” Here the photo from Bob Post (click to embiggen):

LIFE 1914 electric vehicle article

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



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