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Trivia # 05 rechargeable lead/acid storage battery

  • Gaston Plante is a French physicist credited with inventing the first practical and commercially viable rechargeable lead/acid storage battery in 1859.

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  • In 1895, Henry Austin, a resident of Britain, builds his first gasoline powered car.
  • There is an upward trend, and 4,800 cars are manufactured in France during 1900, an indicator of things to come in the twentieth century.
  • Under the firm hand of Henry Ford in 1921, the largest family owned business on earth, Ford Motors, owns 61% of the American car market, and General Motors is a distant second, controlling only 12%.
  • In 1933 Richard Hollingshead opens the first drive-in movie theater on a property in New Jersey.
  • The Impala is now a model and in Chevrolet showrooms for the first time in 1958, a new top of the line full sized car for the popular GM Division.
  • Toyota and Hyundai, in 2014, are the first two manufacturers to mass produce a hydrogen powered car.

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