In terms of origin, the generation of electric vehicles is no later than that of internal combustion engines, both of which appeared in the 19th century. However, in the early 20th century, the electric motor was used as the starting motor of the internal combustion engine, which made the starting of the internal combustion engine more convenient. At the same time, Ford's T-type car was reduced from 850 US dollars to 260 US dollars in less than 20 years by means of production line technology. The poor battery life and the cumbersome battery of the electric car have no advantage at all. Therefore, in the automobile market for the next few decades, there is basically no electric car.
However, in the 1970s, the two oil crises made people realize that oil might not be reliable, and electric vehicles re-entered the stage. Although the subsequent oil price reduction and high battery cost made the development of electric vehicles full of bumps, but electric The general direction of the car is definitely determined. In the 21st century, people's requirements for low carbon and environmental protection have made electric vehicles start to bloom everywhere. Whether it is hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric, the speed of development in the past decade is much faster than before. Of course, hybrid and plug-in hybrids are more like a transition from the internal combustion engine to the electric drive. The cost of hybrid power is generally higher than that of ordinary internal combustion engines, so in the long run, pure Electric power is the core of foreseeable future travel.