William Morrison, an American scientist, created the first practical EV in the late 1800s.

It had a top speed of 23 kilometres per hour.

EVs became more and more popular, making up a sizeable percentage of the vehicles on the road.

Prior to the release of Ford's Model T and the decline in petrol prices,

By 1935, it had led to a decrease in the EV market.

In contrast, Tesla released the Roadster in 2008.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, described the creation of the first mass-produced all-electric automobile.

 Lithium-ion batteries are used, which is "an insane nightmare."