14. Volvo Electric Car
There were a lot of car companies that we’re jumping into the electric car fray during the 70s. The technology was advancing just far enough that the cars were becoming more feasible than ever. Volvo is a company that’s known for technological innovation and thus, the Volvo Electric Car was born. The Volvo Electric Car had a rather unique exterior style that made the little electric car looks more like a miniature Volvo wagon, and the automotive press loved it. The Volvo Electric Car took a whopping ten hours to charge, leaving only two hours of drive time.
Had the company progressed with the electric car research, the Volvo Electric Car could have been a viable option. The interior was more livable than other options that were on the road and it would seem that Volvo paid more attention to the aesthetics of the vehicle. When it came to precision-built electric vehicles that put safety and comfort above all else, the Volvo did the job right. But in the real world, the driving range of the Volvo was just not realistic for most drivers.