JAY LENO COMPARES NEW AND 100-YEAR OLD ELECTRIC CARS

JAY LENO COMPARES NEW AND 100-YEAR OLD ELECTRIC CARS

Leno road test his Baker Electric and the electric Ford Focus used on the Green Car Challenge

Apr.09 — Electric car batteries could one day be used to power homes. Utilities and automakers are looking at ways to use the batteries as storage for the public power grid.
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21 thoughts on “JAY LENO COMPARES NEW AND 100-YEAR OLD ELECTRIC CARS”

  1. I would buy this just to drive in it to go everywhere. This is better than the tesla since your butt isnt scraping the pavement in every model. Baker is the first Electric SUV that props you off the ground and still gives you something without spending $50 every 35 miles

  2. There is lots of progress. The batteries last longer, they are non toxic, the cars go a lot faster and are much safer. Did they have air conditioning and the stereo back in the early 1900's. Just look at a Tesla with auto pilot along with a 17 inch screen and you can't say we haven't made a lot of progress.

  3. did he say the first thing that killed the electic car besides range the first time around is because ladies could drive, because they couldnt crank start a motor car.

  4. These garbage new age electric cars will end up like the old age electric cars. That's where they belong, history. Extremely gay

  5. I'd get a Baker electric now. Far cooler then a Tesla. With a Lithium Ion pack, it would be the talk of the town. Just like Josephine Baker.

  6. there's barely any improvement in battery department, it's still 500kg of waste dragging with you.

  7. wtf, 100 miles !!!!! the latest bmw i3 goes only 80miles here in europe… seriously wtf, doesn't make any sense ..

    what battery tech does that 1901 – car use???!!!!

  8. At 2:54 he started to go into one thing that "killed" the electric car the first time around aside from range. But then he proceeded to talk about how the old gas cars were difficult to start due to the crank. which would be a problem with gas cars, not electric.

    I was curious about the point he never made about what killed the old electric car industry. I'm guessing it would be the cheap gas costs and mainly how large companies as well as investors and politicians had a big stake in oil.

    I love my Fiat 500e and find it more fun to drive even than my previous super charged Mini. (it's also fun to have my "gas station" at home when I get home in the evening) I get about 80-90 miles of range depending on how fast I'm driving that day.

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