Imagine a time when electric cars and other environmentally friendly models outsell gas-powered cars 4-to-1. Imagine hundreds of automakers in competition, with new innovations announced almost every month. Sound impossible? It’s not. Welcome to the state of the American automotive industry in … 1900. Yes, electric and steam-powered cars ruled the roads — what few there were — in that era and hundreds of manufacturers were making cars across America. Here’s a look back at some of the notable former manufacturers that ultimately crashed, so to speak, from brand names you’ve probably never heard of to more famous models you might remember riding in with your parents or grandparents.