ELCAR ELECTRIC CAR
The original finding aid described this as:
Capture Date: 2/15/1977
Photographer: MARTIN BROWN
Keywords: Larsen Scan
Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel
Electric cars first appeared in the 1850s and held the land speed record until around 1900. The high cost, low top speed, and short range of battery electric vehicles, compared to later internal combustion engine vehicles, led to a worldwide decline in their use; although electric vehicles have continued to be used in the form of electric trains and other niche uses.