A Timeline of Electric Cars Past, Present, and Future

Don’t believe the hype. The electric car revolution will happen, just not as fast as you’ve been led to believe. It’s already been more than 100 years in the making. Recently, Tesla launched electric cars back into the mainstream, but other automakers are biding their time, waiting until the technology and infrastructure can meet the demands of more drivers. Batteries are getting better and charging is getting faster, but there’s still a long way to go. Here’s where we stand right now — and where we’re headed.