According to you:
a) The electric car is a recent invention aimed at depolluting urban centers. Yes No ?
b) Hybrid cars are the fruits of recent efforts by manufacturers. Yes No ?
c) Micro urban cars have never existed and are still in development among some manufacturers. Yes No ?
d) The fuel cell is a recent invention. Yes No ?
If you answered yes to any of these four statements, it's because:
1) the media have misinformed you (or rather did not inform you well)
2) you have not yet read the following excellent site (although a little too "textual") presenting the electric car since its invention decades ago!
The history of electric vehicles since the 80s (and before)
Read the history of the Fuel cell