Electric Cars: Past, Present and Future with Russ Dore

Thursday, February 257:00—8:30 PMONLINE EVENTNorthville District Library212 West Cady St, Northville, MI, 48167

Why did the early electric vehicles outsell gasoline powered vehicles? When and why were they overcome by cars with internal combustion engines? What caused the recent resurgence of the electric car? Who are some of the early as well as recent pioneers who developed electric cars? Who are the major electric car manufacturers today?

Hear about the early efforts by Henry Ford and Thomas Edison to develop an electric car. See how important the Detroit Electric company was in the early success of electric vehicles.

Find out about the plans that major automotive manufacturers have for the growth of electric vehicles. See how the greater Detroit area is contributing heavily to this growth. Learn about self-driving electric vehicles, and how they are becoming a reality.

This virtual program is presented by Russ Dore, a Board member of the MotorCities National Heritage Area, a member of the Northville Historical Society and a member of the Henry Ford Heritage Association. 

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