Whither (or Wither) the Electric Car
John Griffith, Techniquest Glyndŵr
|Thursday 26 July|
|7.30pm, Glyndŵr University, Wrexham|
|Audience Guide: 16+|
|Free event - Book Tickets|
All the technology to make the electric car a possibility existed before the end of the 19th century. Indeed even the fuel cell, regarded by many as the power plant of the future, was invented by Welsh scientist William Grove in the 1830s. And barely before the century was out, we had reliable electric generators, batteries, electric motors and electric trains, trams and – yes – electric cars!
Yet development seems to have stalled. Electric vehicles have been ‘just around the corner’ since the late 1960s. So where are we now? Will the ‘pollution free’, silent transport, dreamed about by so many, now arrive? And is its adoption limited by technology or perception?