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Despite the recent surge in publicity for and growing popularity ofelectric vehicles, we still know very little about their history. This area of the site contains what a few authors have written about recent EV history. We encourage visitors like yourself to add to our knowledge by contributing to the online archive.

Shnayerson: Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Shnayerson, allowed access to GM's top secret files about the EV-1, tells the tortured tale of getting an electric vehicle off the drawing board and into production. Here, read a short synopsis of this recent bestseller.
Taylor: Barbara Taylor uses the recollections of EV owners and drivers to construct, in her words, a "storyteller's history" of electric vehicles. Here, she offers a brief look at the contributions of Bob Beaumont.

This site is dedicated to using the World Wide Web to record recent events in the history of technology and to make this history available to the wider public. Please address comments, criticism, and contributions to <evonline@ ucla.edu >.