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 Posted: Sat Feb 11th, 2017 05:22 pm
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First electric locomotive by Davidson, 1839

From T. du Moncel, Electricity as a Motive Power, London, 1883, fig. 32

1837 - 1842  Robert Davidson (Scottish) also developed electric motors since 1837.
He made ​​several drives for a lathe and model vehicles.
In 1839 Davidson manages the construction of the first electrically powered car.
In September 1842, he makes trial runs with a 5-ton, 4.8 m long locomotive on the railway line from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
Its engine makes about 1 hp (0.74 kW) and reaches a speed of 4 mph (6.4 km / h).

As you can see, both of them were just epigones..

Regards, H.
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