Electric cars from major manufacturers like Chevy and Nissan as well as startups like Tesla and Lucid Motors are bringing cutting-edge emissions-free technology to modern roads. And Formula E is bringing elite-level all-electric racing to cities worldwide. But as newfangled as these cars seem, they are far from the first. By, like, a century.
Lightning in a Throttle: Three Early Electric Vehicle Victories is an ebook in three acts:
- A proto-hipster who dropped out of Columbia to start an electric vehicle business in Brooklyn
- A speed-crazed Belgian who battled to break the 100 km/h barrier
- An inventor whose inventions sometimes veered off track – literally – and into crowds of spectators
Lightning in a Throttle is the text of a paper author and automotive journalist Kristen Hall-Geisler presented in November 2016 at the Jean S. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History, a collaboration between the Society of Automotive Historians International Motorsports History and the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, NY.
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