Quote of the Day: Jay Leno Explains How Women Killed Electric Cars
Is he joking?
The other thing that killed the electric car the first time around—and most people don’t know this—is that women loved them. You could just get in it; there was no hand-cranking.
You simply stepped on the pedal and away you went. Clara Ford, Henry Ford’s wife, wouldn’t drive a Model T. She drove a Baker Electric. So, EVs had fancy interiors with cut-glass flower vases. And, like today, you can’t sell a man a woman’s car.
-Jay Leno in Popular Mechanics, on the difficulties of advancing new car technology
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