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  • 1912 Edison Electric Car. Image: Sunday Express

    American-born Thomas Edison might be best known for coming up with one of history's most significant inventions, the lightbulb, but the inventor had other bright ideas too. Just over a decade into the 20th Century, Edison also turned his hand to electric cars, as part of his vision to make the longest lasting battery in the world, according to Bob Burrell from Essex in the United Kingdom, who has just put the finishing touches to a restoration of a 1912 Edison electric car. "He built three cars, one of which he drove from Scotland to London, charging it up along the way," Mr Burrell told the...

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