Wednesday, February 19, 2014

EV History Tidbit from the EEVC Newsletter

The First Porsche Ever Built ... Was Electric

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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