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Bill Powell
10-05-2012, 09:00
what the title said. probably too easy.

Gareth68
10-05-2012, 09:09
I cheated. Interesting piece of history, that I am surprised I did not recognize.

Bill Powell
10-05-2012, 09:11
proving, again, that nothing is really new

Bill Powell
10-05-2012, 10:06
Nobody is guessing so I'll give a hint. The kid in the front seat, the passenger, is named Porsche. Go ahead and jump in Gareth68

Slackinoff
10-05-2012, 10:18
Is it electric?

Bill Powell
10-05-2012, 10:31
It is both. It is the world's first hybrid, introduced in 1900 and designed by an untrained eoghteen year old engineer by the name of Ferdinand Porsche.

The were very popular for a few years, and then sat around waiting for technology to catch up with the idea.

It had electric wheel motors built into the wheel hubs for propulsion. the battery pack in one version weighed almost two tons. The company was Lohnen.

DanaT
10-05-2012, 10:42
It is both. It is the world's first hybrid, introduced in 1900 and designed by an untrained eoghteen year old engineer by the name of Ferdinand Porsche.

The were very popular for a few years, and then sat around waiting for technology to catch up with the idea.

It had electric wheel motors built into the wheel hubs for propulsion. the battery pack in one version weighed almost two tons. The company was Lohnen.

The wheel motors are located at:

Porschestr 1. S-Zuffenhausen....

At least two weekends ago they were...

Gareth68
10-05-2012, 10:47
Here is the wiki page...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lohner-Porsche

As a long time VW enthusiast, I was surprised that the photo escaped me. It has been some time since I studied Ferdinand's works.