On January 27 2013 Porsche announced that the first Porsche ever built, called the Egger- Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton (aka the P1), was going on display at the company’s museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. The car was built in 1898 by Ferdinand Porsche when he was 22 years old, and is unrestored. It has a 3 hp motor (5 hp for brief intervals) that gave it a top speed of 35 mph and a 500-kg battery pack that gave it a range of up to 80 km, or 3-6 operating hours.
The full announcement, with much more information, is available here.
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EV's in Macungie
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Why Electric Vehicles?
If you are new to EV's, watch the six-minute video below to learn about the history and advantages of all-electric vehicles. The video features our converted 1991 Dodge Colt.
Click below for a clip of our 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon EV rolling for the first time on August 10, 2007. It was converted by the participants in a two-week EV Conversion Workshop sponsored by Bucks County Renewables, and then re-converted and upgraded during a second workshop in 2009.