The GM EV1 →

On this episode of Flashback, my podcast with Quinn Nelson:

Electric cars may seem like a 21st century phenomenon, but they are far from modern invention. Along the winding path to the present was the GM EV1, the first purpose-designed electric vehicle. It went on sale in 1996, but within a decade, General Motors had recalled and crushed almost all of them.

I mean, just look at this thing! It was the future, until GM got all murdery about things:

You may think that a defunct GM car from the 90s is a weird topic for a podcast mostly about tech, but the EV1 introduced many, many concepts we take for granted in today’s cars.

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