The world's first electric car is the "Word" produced by the American "Word Commercial Equipment" company in 1891. It was a lightweight electric car produced for urban transportation purposes. This car relied on the battery to generate the energy needed for movement and was characterized by reasonable speed and long battery life.
Electric cars were frustrated in the 1960s by the proliferation of oil-fueled cars, but interest has been renewed in recent times with the emergence of many environmental and economic problems that arise from the use of petroleum fuels. Today, electric vehicles are among the considered options for many sustainable smart electric vehicles that offer a large number of environmental and economic benefits.