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The electric car driven to work by a Victorian inventor

A century before the term eco-friendly became popular, one man was commuting to work in an electric car.

Thomas Parker, who was born in Ironbridge, Shropshire, designed and built an electric car in Wolverhampton in 1884.

The Victorian pioneer even designed a steam-powered generator to recharge it.

Invented In The Midlands can be seen on Friday, 23 June at 19:30 BST on BBC One and afterwards on the BBC iPlayer.