TIL the first car to break the 100km/h (60mph) barrier was an electric vehicle in 1899

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Internal combustion engines were not very efficient back in 1899.

jmlinden7

62MPH

l1f3styl3

When it’s a nice round number like 100km/h, it’s a milestone and not a barrier. It just tracks progress. A barrier is when there’s something new that stops you from exceeding it. An example is the sound barrier, where shock waves appear and must be dealt with to cross it.

scalability

Funfact: Clara Bryant (wife of Henry Ford) drove an electric car.

nowhereman136

Weinermobile v1.0

kthulhu666