The first use of electric motor power was a "small drifter" with a mini electric motor and was built by Thomas Davenport in 1835. In 1838, Robert Davidson built an electric locomotive that could travel at four miles an hour. Meanwhile, some time between 1832 and 1839, Robert Anderson invented the first electric carriage. These three men contributed greatly to the electric vehicles we have today.
Electric cars give a significance decrease in air pollution, greenhouse gas and less dependence on foreign oil. They don't have tailpipes and therefore don't emit pollutants.
Miles Electric Vehicles was founded in 2004 by Miles Rubin. These vehicles were all-electric and primarily low-speed vehicles. We have two 2007 Miles Electric vehicles for sale at the Surplus Store - one runs and one doesn't. One is a parts car because it can be difficult to find parts needed.
HEV refers to hybrid electric vehicles, which combine an internal combustion engine and one or more electric motors. Hybrid vehicles can reduce air emissions of smog-forming pollutants by up to 90 percent and cut carbon dioxide emissions in half.
We have a 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid for sale a the Surplus Store as well.
Driving these environmentally friendly vehicles will serve a constant reminder about contributing to the earth's sustainability.