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Ford: We should have an EV in 1914. 1914.

KRISTIN SHAW
If Henry Ford could see his company now, he'd probably shrug as if to say, "What took you so long?" More than a century ago, Ford told The New York Times that an EV was imminent.

“Within a year, I hope, we shall begin the manufacture of an electric automobile,” Ford said in January 1914. “The problem so far has been to build a storage battery of light weight which would operate for long distances without recharging.”

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  • 1914

    Jan 5 -Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr day

    Babe Ruth, 1st professional game (as a Pitcher)

    Charlie Chaplin debuts silent film character The Tramp in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"

    What a fantastic year 🙃
  • > @Cousin_Eddie said:
    > 1914
    ...
    > What a fantastic year 🙃

    Except for that whole Franz Ferdinand getting killed and the resulting World War thing.
  • > @M-A-B-MCMLXXX said:
    > > @Cousin_Eddie said:
    > > 1914
    > ...
    > > What a fantastic year 🙃
    >
    > Except for that whole Franz Ferdinand getting killed and the resulting World War thing.
    >

    now your just being petty
  • In this alternate world in a multiverse, there would be no Greta Thunberg, no warning, no political instability and climate migrants in the Middle East, there would be no trump, there would be no smog, no book on impending Armageddon like The Water Will Come
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