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"[Science fiction] is the only kind of writing that allows you to look at the world we live in and change one piece at a time."
- Frederik Pohl

Electric Car Recharging Station  
  A public place for recharging electric cars.  

The first small electric cars were created in the 19th century, but authors like Astor popularized the "electric Phaetons" and gave the public a glimpse of what could someday exist - but you'd need to charge them while on the go.

"To recharge the batteries, which can be done in almost every town and village, two copper pins attached to insulated copper wires are shoved into smooth-bored holes. These drop out of themselves by fusing a small lead ribbon, owing to the increased resistance, when the acid in the batteries begins to 'boil,' though there is, of course, but little heat in this, the function of charging being merely to bring about the condition in which part of the limestone can be consumed, the batteries themselves, when in constant use, requiring to be renewed about once a month. A handle at the box seat turns on any part of the attainable current, for either going ahead or reversing, there being six or eight degrees of speed for both directions, while the steering is done with a small wheel."
From A Journey In Other Worlds, by John Jacob Astor IV.
Published by Unknown in 1894
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