The fate of the first mass-produced electric car
First mass-produced electric car was produced by General Motors.
There is a document called "who killed the electric car" showing the first electric car, of which production was deliberately stopped by the oil lobby, despite huge interest from customers.
Video clearly describes how the automakers submitted to oil companies in taking all necessary steps to stop production of electromobiles despite the fact that California has very strong pollution from cars.
Judge for yourself. These are the reasons why to promote alternative drives.