Porsche’s first car in 1898 was electric

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Porsche s first car, in was electric

A P1, the first Porsche from 1898, is on display at the Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. The P1, by Ferdinand Porsche, was discovered in a barn in 2013 and will now be in the museum of car manufacturer Porsche. Franziska Kraufmann, epa)


The first car was unveiled in Stuttgart, Germany, on It had been sitting in an old shed in since 1902.

The car is, officially, the 1898 Egger-Lohner vehicle, C.2 Phaeton. It’s as P1, signifying Ferdinand Porsche’s design.

It is an electric-power car, by Ferdinand Porsche, who founded the sports-car company in 1948. that, as a young man with aptitude but no formal engineering he was working for car builder Jacob who assigned Porsche to come up an electric drivetrain

Porsche it hit the streets of Vienna, Austria, on 26, 1898, when Ferdinand was 22. He engraved the code P1 (standing for number one) onto all the key

In the classic case of auto-collector’s come true, P1 was discovered in a where it had been untouched 1902, the car company says.

to the automaker, Ferdinand Porsche’s was a rear mounted electric that weighs a modest 287 and produces 3 hp. For short periods, up to 5 hp can be in overdrive mode, allowing a top of 21 mph.

The first serious test in a race for electric cars in 1899. The contestants had to complete 24 with three passengers on

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Ferdinand Porsche piloted the P1 the finish line 18 minutes of the second-place racer, the car company’s shows. Perhaps more P1 was among fewer than the racers able to finish. The dropped out because of technical

The Phaeton designation (in mythology, a to the son of the god Eos) refers to an open car front and back seats, from horse-drawn carriages of configuration.

The car demonstrates that automaker turn toward eletrification is a new development.

Today, one of its quicker is the $100,000 Panamera gas-electric sedan. A TV ad shows it driving than electric wires can news of its performance.

Porsche also fields the 918 gas-electric hybrid race In contrast to P1, the 918 racer has a combined power rating of 887 hp (127 hp from the electric motor), and can go 10 as fast as P1 — 211 mph (though 93 mph on electric power only).


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