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The very car developed by Ferdinand Porsche was not a speed machine. The wooden-framed, P1 was recently unearthed in a garage in where it sat for more than 100 NPR’s Scott Simon with Achim Stejskal, of the Porsche Museum about the find.

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Porsche, the name is a synonym for sleek and fast. But the car Ferdinand Porsche designed in when he was just 22, was boxy-looking and over streets at 21 miles per And the P-1 was powered by electricity.

The car has been parked in a garage in since 1902. It is now on display at the Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.

We’re by the director of that museum Stejskal. Thanks very for being with us.

ACHIM Good morning, Scott.

So to look at it, would it look a car or more of a carriage with the gone?

STEJSKAL: Honestly, it totally different than a looks like today. It more like a carriage.

Now, why was this powered by as opposed to gas?

STEJSKAL: In the time when Porsche invented the first there were three types competing to each This was gas, steam and the engine was electrical power. And for Porsche, his true interest was in the of electricity, and so he was very keen on very efficient electrical

SIMON: Efficient, so that was a even then, in 1898?

Yes, of course. Even aspects which are today interesting, for example, pollution or reduction, so this was also the of Ferdinand Porsche to create an car, because there was no there was no noise. Ja.

SIMON: So why it go into production widespread?

STEJSKAL: It went into a few years later. In the year he further developed the idea of an car with a hybrid system. So in to the electrical power supply, he two combustion engines in another and a few cars were sold as the hybrid cars in the world in the 1902.

SIMON: So why did the combustion become predominant in the industry, do you

STEJSKAL: The problem was the weight of the This battery pack around 500 kilograms, so this was half the weight of the whole And the combustion engines, they much smaller then.

So I think it turned from the engines into the combustion And then they made way to the successful, still successful, supplies for the cars of the future.

Have you been in the car, Mr.

STEJSKAL: Yes, of course. Ja.

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Does it work? Have you it for a spin?

STEJSKAL: We intentionally to drive the car. But what is interesting, after 162 years, we this — we call it engine because of the shape of the of the engine. And we connected it to a battery and the engine is still working

SIMON: So you’ve started it up.

STEJSKAL: We started it up and it’s

SIMON: Well, Mr. Stejskal, Happy trails to you,

STEJSKAL: Thank you, And it was great talking to you.

Achim Stejskal is director of the Museum.

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