Electrobat, the first electric vehicle was patented in 1894!

electrobat inventorsТhe Electrobat was the first successful electric automobile to ever be created. Mechanical engineer Henry G. Morris and chemist Pedro G. Salom from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania were responsible for this marvel of engineering. Pedro J. Salom was an electro-chemical engineer and the president of the Electrical Lead Reduction Company which was incorporated in 1899. The Electrobat was the result of their combined efforts.

Electrobat, the first electric vehicle was patented in 1894!

It was patented on August 31, 1894 and it entered production in 1895. It was a slow, heavy vehicle, built like a smaller version of a battery streetcar. The vehicle was indeed a very heavy carriage, with steel tires to support the immense weight caused from the then new Lead Acid Battery. The two men then founded the Morris and Salom Electric Wagon and Carriage Company – the first electric car company in the United States of America. Check out this interesting video by Mopar Minutes for more information!

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