Electrical cars are not a new concept for people to consider

They have been there since 1850’s. 
In fact, in the 1900s most people preferred electric autos over gasoline powered vehicles. It was in the beginning of the 20th century that popularity of electric cars was burgeoning, as gasoline was expensive. 
Manufacturing gasoline powered cars was very tedious, as there was no switch to ignite the engine. In those days, a rod was fitted in the front of the automotive that had to turn around to get the vehicle started.

 
Back then, the gasoline powered cars were not only tiresome to run, they emitted a lot of smoke and were quite noisy.  Surprisingly, these electric cars were at one point of time so liked by people, that there were approximately fifty thousand electric cars running on the roads of USA.
As new discoveries made gasoline less expensive, electric cars began vanishing from the market. The invention of electronic combustion engine paved way for the exit of the electric automotive. The gasoline powered vehicles could travel a lot more length than electric cars. Thus, autos running on gasoline started acquiring more popularity than electric coupés.
Now, with consciousness towards safeguarding the environment and minimizing the threats induced by emission of automobiles, electrical cars are yet again gaining immense popularity. Gasoline is not required to run an electric vehicle, as it runs on electricity that is stored in batteries in the vehicle. There might be ten or more batteries required to run an electric car. The operation of electric powered car is comparable to that of a remote controlled car as every electric auto comes with batteries that run an electric motor to turn the wheels. 

Charging the batteries is quite simple and it can be carried out overnight. Some models need to be plugged into the electric walls. Automobile manufacturers and researchers are making continuous attempts to make much better automobiles that can be more eco friendly. The revival of electric autos and the efforts to make them much more attractive is enticing people to switch over to electric automotives.