On the road again - the Ayrton and Perry electric car replica at the Autovision Museum in Germany
Germany's Autovision Museum has built a replica of the Ayrton and Perry electric car - which first hit the streets in 1881
One of only two existing original drawings dating back to 1881 showing the design of the Ayrton and Perry electric vehicle
New measuring equipment such as the amp meter and the voltmeter were implemented in the electric vehicle developed by Ayrton and Perry
As more and more mainstream car manufacturers join a new wave of electric vehicle development, it looks like we're definitely headed for an electric transport future. While powering a car with an electric motor is not exactly a new innovation, you may be surprised to learn exactly how old the technology is. A team led by Horst Schultz - the director and founder of Germany's Autovision Museum - has spent the last year or so painstakingly recreating the world's first street-ready electric car, designed and created by English scientists William Ayrton and John Perry, and which first hit the streets in 1881.
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