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75 miles!!?? But they had lead-acid batteries then … and they stiil compete even with lithium-ion ones.
I’m skeptical of the range claim. Not only is that a lead-acid battery, the electric motors back then weren’t nearly as efficient.
Reverse image search (and a bit of Google Translate) tells me the picture is from 1916 and that it’s using a combustion engine on top of it.
It seems to be an Autoped: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoped
And from 1916 according to this (the Autoped wasn’t produced until 1915 either way): https://verne.elpais.com/verne/2019/02/23/articulo/1550938959_901007.html
I love how kids these days think everything was invented 2 weeks ago… LOL