EV Design

A century ago, when electric cars were popular — especially in cities and among women drivers — they looked discernibly different from gasoline-powered automobiles. In the age of the horseless carriage, the transportation historian James Flink wrote, electric cars looked even more like carriages.  Those early electric cars were upright and boxy, just the look that today’s designers are trying to avoid.  The electric cars on display this week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit are adopting one of two overriding design philosophies: make it exciting, or make it familiar.  Read more at nytimes.com.

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