The General Motors EV1 was an electric car produced and leased by the General Motors Corporation from 1996 to 1999. It was the first mass-produced and purpose-designed electric vehicle of the modern era from a major automaker, and the first GM car designed to be an electric vehicle from the outset. The decision to mass-produce an electric car came after GM received a favorable reception for its 1990 Impact electric concept car, upon which the design of the EV1 drew heavily. Inspired partly by the Impact's perceived potential for success, the California Air Resources Board subsequently passed a mandate that made the production and sale of zero-emission vehicles a requirement for the seven major automakers selling cars in the United States to continue to market their vehicles in California
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Electrosport (also described as "Electric- sport") was a compact electric vehicle built by the Electric Fuel Propulsion Company (EFP) of Ferndale, Michigan. The zero-emission Electrosport concept cars were made using American Motors (AMC) Hornet sedans and Sportabout station wagons from 1971 to 1974. The Electrosport was designed to be a supplementary vehicle for commuting or daily chores and to be recharged at home using household current as well as at Charge Stations away from home to replenish power in 45 minutes. The company also established the World s First Electric Car Expressway between Detroit and Chicago (a distance of about 300 miles (483 km)) that consisted of Interstate 94, but with six 50 kW charging stations that were located at Holiday Inn hotels near the highway. Additional charging stations were planned.