11: GM EV1
The first mass-produced electric car was the EV1 and it managed to become quite the cultural phenomenon in a short amount of time. But the EV1 suffered an unfortunate fate at the hands of GM executives who were more interested in gas-guzzling SUV models. Nowadays, Tesla rules the roost when it comes to electric cars but the EV1 was one of the first (via The Smithsonian).
Surprisingly enough, there are still some surviving EV1 models on the road today, although the vast majority of these cars were destroyed. Looking back at the ’90s, it was a time for innovation in the automotive industry. But the EV1 is a sad example of what went wrong.