Retro Thing 1901 Porsche Builds The World’s First Hybrid

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Few people heard of it, yet many consider Blankenbaker’s KENBAK-1 to be the first personal computer.

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Porsche Builds The World’s Hybrid


By James Grahame

we re talking about that At the tender age of 26, Ferdinand Porsche a four wheel drive hybrid car.

Although famous for his conventional Porsche got his start at the Béla Electrical company in Vienna, where he designed an electric hub Fatefully, he joined coach Jakob Lohner Co. in 1898.

incorporated a pair of hub motors in the Lohner-Porsche design, which a carriage with electrically rear wheels. It was easy to create a four wheel version simply by adding two motors to drive the front and that s exactly what did to create the Toujours-Contente . intended as a racer. The vehicle required 2 tonnes of lead acid to run, severely hampering and practicality.

To solve the car s weight problem, added a gasoline engine ran a generator to power the electric the world s first series hybrid. He even raced a vehicle, which was capable of speeds of up to 60 km/h. The constant to improve performance ultimately to be the downfall of his electric designs, as he that internal combustion engines were far better to automotive use.

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Dr. Porsche joined Austro-Daimler in and eventual rose to become the s managing director. By the late Porsche found himself as a director at Daimler-Benz in Stuttgart. His of a compact, lightweight Mercedes-Benz wasn t popular, and he departed.

Porsche formed his own design in 1931, eager to revisit his car concept during the depression gripped Germany.

Here s a at his second attempt, the NSU Typ 32, built in After a few more iterations, the eventually became Hitler s s car — the Volkswagen.

WWII and — ironically — the was reborn after the war in a ruined car under British control. of the Volkswagen company was eventually to the West German government, and increased from a mere cars in 1947 to a stunning cars by 1959. The people s car had arrived.

Posted by James Grahame on 30, 2009 in Automobiles | Permalink

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