Back in 1984, the electric revolution got underway.

It's not a revolution that's well known, but it was the start of something that would later change the automotive world.

This film here is a digital transfer from an original 16mm print.  It was made by Anvil Film and Recording Group for The Electricity Council.

You'll see in the video that:

"Five examples of electric commercial vehicles are demonstrated at work with major operators. Traffic compatible electric vehicles are shown to be a credible alternative to petrol and diesel in fleet applications."

So, even way back in 1984, it was known that electric was a credible alternative to ICE.