Monthly Archives: December 2021
Electric Vehicles, or EV for short, have been dramatically increasing in popularity over the last 20 years. However, technically, electric cars date back as far as the late 1800’s the recent EV boom is much more recent, starting around 2008. In 2008 Tesla entered the arena with the Tesla Roadster. Tesla was the first manufacturer to utilize lithium-ion batteries in a production vehicle and the first to possess a 200-mile driving range. These vehicles had a hefty price tag of $109k; however, this was the vehicle that started to change the public’s perception of EV for the better. The Nissan Leaf was one of the next big chapters in EV history. The Leaf came to the vehicle market in 2011. It was received well worldwide and had a 100-mile range. The Leaf became one of the bestselling electric vehicles ever having sold over 500,000 vehicles since its debut in 2011.
In 2022 electric vehicles are much more commonplace and only getting more popular as time goes on.