[clug] Canberra electric vehicles group - first contact

Karun Dambiec karun at linux.com
Fri Feb 5 19:31:46 MST 2010

On Tue, 02 Feb 2010 00:29 +1100, "Paul Wayper" <paulway at mabula.net>
> Hi all!
> Tonight I went along to a group at once new and very familiar.  They all
> were
> passionately keen about a new technology, and yet they'd all had to
> explain
> the benefits over and over again to disbelievers.  Most of them were
> working
> on their own projects but came together as a larger community.  While
> they all
> knew it was the inevitable way of the future, powerful commercial
> interests
> were working against them and governments and the general public seemed
> indifferent to their cause.
> This was, of course, electric vehicle hobbyists.

Im not sure the idea is new. From my research they were first invented
in 1882.

On April 29, 1882, Werner Siemens drove the Elektromote—an electrically
powered carriage—along a 540-m test track in Halensee near Berlin.
Siemens' invention was not only the first electric vehicle, but also the
world's first trolley bus.

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