It’s well known that Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were great friends late in their lives. But what many people don’t realize is that the two collaborated on an affordable electric vehicle, and at a time when 40% of automobiles were electric.
In the early 20th century, Edison said, “Electricity is the thing. There are no whirring and grinding gears with their numerous levers to confuse. There is not that almost terrifying uncertain throb and whirr of the powerful combustion engine. There is no water-circulating system to get out of order — no dangerous and evil-smelling gasoline and no noise.”
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