In its pursuit of electrified vehicles, the global automotive industry may be on the verge of validating American philosopher George Santayana’s famous phrase: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Bob Casey, automobile historian and curator of transportation at The Henry Ford, a museum in Dearborn, MI, says many of the same issues that plagued early electric vehicles still exist, even as the industry, along with some politicians, continue to hype the technology as ...

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