31 Aug '12, 8pm

In 1900, 28 percent of cars produced in America were electric.

In 1900, there were a total of 2,370 automobiles in New York, Chicago, and Boston. Of these, 1,170 were steamers, 800 were electrics, and only 400 were gasoline-powered. All three types of motive power for road vehicles competed for supremacy, and each had distinct advantages and shortcomings. Steam-powered cars borrowed technology earlier proven in railroads and ships. The steam engine was powerful and efficient, could burn many different fuels without modification to generate steam, could accelerate smoothly and silently by the simple use of a lever-throttle, and needed no shifting of gears. However, steamers required some minutes to get steam up from a cold start, involved a complex array of gauges and valves to be sure that water and fuel were proper, that cylinder oil was reaching the pistons, and that steam pressure was adequate for operation. An additional inconveni...

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