I was just listening through some old Edison wax cylinders that have been archived on the internet and heard a mention of electric cars on this one, 4th down on the page:http://www.nps.gov/archive/edis/edisonia/documentary.htm
Words of welcome
Spoken by: Garrett A. Hobart, Vice President of the United States
Recorded for the opening of the Electrical Exposition of New York City.
Recording date: May 1, 1898
Location: Washington, DC
Record format: Edison brown wax cylinder (unissued)
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 39849