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1896 EV Gets Same Mileage as Chevy Volt

Believe it or not, electric vehicles have been around for a very, very long time, but why they have taken so long to become popularized has got us beat. Perhaps the oil and gas industry was a bit too lucrative to give up, or production costs were too high to be profitable. Either way, we are definitely glad that electric vehicles are finally finding their place in the world.

The Chevy Volt is just one example of many modern electric vehicles that are packed with brand new technology. Despite all of its high tech features, you may be surprised to learn that this 115-year-old car can actually match its advertised range of 40 miles on purely electricity. There hasn't been too much information on this antique vehicle, other than the fact that it is one of a kind that was built before any kind of mass production.

Its current owner says that the vehicle still runs great, and even competes in several classic car derbies. Although this antique electric vehicle is an impressive car, that's not to say that there haven't been massive strides in the development of electric vehicle technology. The Chevy Volt may only have a range of 40 miles on its electric motor, but there are plenty of electric vehicles out there with a much more impressive range such as the Tesla Roadster.