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First Porsche revealed to be an electric car from 1898

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by gg_got_a_tesla, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    As a Porsche fan, this is an amazing discovery to me even though it is well known that Professor Porsche did design and build electric cars a few years later. I only wish that the modern Porsche company would get off its butt and offer a modern EV sports car. They are very slow in their EV vehicle development. The 918 doesn't count (way too expensive and the electric motor is not the primary power source), the Panamera hybrid battery is too small, and the two converted Boxster EVs done a few years ago had totally inadequate range.
  2. deonb

    deonb Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2013
    Redmond, WA
    "The P1 could reach speeds of up to 21mph (34km/h) and travel up to 49 miles on a single charge."

    If you think about it - the drive time (in minutes) that you got between charge stops was the same as that of the Model S.
  3. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

    Mar 24, 2011
    Simply amazing...
  4. frequencydip

    frequencydip Sig 100 - #52

    Dec 11, 2011
    Los Angeles
    The first electric Porsche 1898

    The first Porsche ever built called the Egger-Lohner C.2 Phaeton, this electric car from 1898 has 'P1' engraved onto all of the key components standing for Porsche 1, done by the then 23-years old Ferdinand Porsche himself. Read the full article:
    Porsches First Car Found After Being Left In A Shed For 112 Years

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