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 â€“ literally â€“ 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, aÂ 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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