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A Brief History of the Gasoline Service Station

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by kvietor, Jun 20, 2013.

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  1. kvietor

    kvietor Model S S280 VIN 168

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    #1 kvietor, Jun 20, 2013
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    The gas station began to show up around the country around 1905-1910. That's about 10 years after the first automobiles were sold in the US.

    http://faculty.quinnipiac.edu/charm/CHARM%20proceedings/CHARM%20article%20archive%20pdf%20format/Volume%206%201993/455%20beckman%20jones.pdf


    An interesting statement on the first page. "For many years, however, the automobile remained a 'rich man's toy'..."

    Reading through the document, it's interesting to note that the infrastucture for charging today's electric vehicles is following a similar, if not shortened, timetable if you consider the Roadster was introduced in 2008.
     
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    Interesting. Thanks for the history lesson! Another piece of info to use against the statement "tesla is just a toy"
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Electric vehicles outsold gas vehicles until 1915 when the electric starter was invented.
     

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