Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan Claire. This is day one hundred and twenty-seven of that project.
This little blue car looks a lot like the electric car my son’s mother-in-law drives. It’s an electric car and it’s cute.
The first electric was a crude model made by an English inventor, Robert Anderson in 1832.
Yep you read that right 1832! Then in 1870 a more practical model was developed for a wider market.
In 1996 EV1 was designed for a mass market. A cult following for the EV1 developed. There were still challenges to electric car batteries and distance on a charge.
Charging stations were also an issue. In 1997 Toyota produced a hybrid: the Prius. Many Automakers followed suit in producing hybrids.
Then in 2008 Tesla Motors built an electric car that got 245 miles on a single charge. GM has promised 20 new electric models by 2023.
Electric cars and hybrids are coming from Buick, Chevy, Cadillac and Ford. All of them are working on a sound for their cars.
I think I would want mine to play music and maybe blow bubbles.