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Well before creating the Volkswagen Beetle and its own brand, Ferdinand Porsche was unveiled in 1898 in Vienna, the model P1 mu entirely to electricity.
He was only 23 years of age.
It was the first car maker to have been bodied by Jacob Lohner.
Despite appearances, she weighed all the same 1.3 tons and was powered by an electric motor.
This electric motor with a power of 3 horses, or even 5 for a short period, allowing a top speed of 35 km / h. It was powered with a 12V battery that weighed 130 pounds. In addition, the car had a cruise control.
Impressive for the time, the autonomy of the P1 was of 80 km, is barely below that offered by most modern electric cars!
Ferdinand Porsche has even won a race on a circuit of 38 kilometers at the wheel of this exceptional car, taking a lead of 18 minutes over his closest competitor.
Thereafter, it was stored in Austria for 111 years.
In 2010, Ferdinand Porsche P1 was restored and today it can be found at the Musee Porsche.
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