Even way back in 1952, electric vehicles had a place in the world:
"Electric vehicles. Inside the factory in Chelmsford, Essex. Vehicles are used for bakery and milk floats, also by the Sanitary and Cleansing Dept. Electric vehicles can be up to two ton trucks."
"Draftsmen designing new electric vehicles. Engineering and manufacture of vans etc."
States the description attached to this from-the-archives video.
There's some discussion as to how electric vehicles work (benefits, operation, etc.) in the opening of the video. Then, it's onto seeing the various EVs in action.
EVs are not new. They date back to at least the 1890s. They fell in and out of favor a few times since then, but now EVs are clearly here to stay.