Electric car review from 1959: A snapshot of EV enthusiasm decades before TeslaElectric car review from 1959: A snapshot of EV enthusiasm decades before Tesla

1059 Charles Town-About electric car  -  from Motor TrendThe electric car wasn’t invented by Tesla with its Roadster, or by GM with the EV1. It goes back more than a century, with a long list of hopefuls hindered from widespread production by a complicated but familiar set of factors. The 1959 Charles Town-About was one of those hopefuls. While mass-production commitments from Tesla, Nissan, Volkswagen…The electric car wasn’t invented by Tesla with its Roadster, or by GM with the EV1. It goes back more than a century, with a long list of hopefuls hindered from widespread production by a complicated but familiar set of factors. The 1959 Charles Town-About was one of those hopefuls. While mass-production commitments from Tesla, Nissan, Volkswagen…1059 Charles Town-About electric car  -  from Motor TrendThe electric car wasn’t invented by Tesla with its Roadster, or by GM with the EV1. It goes back more than a century, with a long list of hopefuls hindered from widespread production by a complicated but familiar set of factors. The 1959 Charles Town-About was one of those hopefuls. While mass-production commitments from Tesla, Nissan, Volkswagen…The electric car wasn’t invented by Tesla with its Roadster, or by GM with the EV1. It goes back more than a century, with a long list of hopefuls hindered from widespread production by a complicated but familiar set of factors. The 1959 Charles Town-About was one of those hopefuls. While mass-production commitments from Tesla, Nissan, Volkswagen…