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World Premiere of the Very First All-Electric Porsche

Jan 30, 2014

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Porsche unveils their first electric car ever built, and, no, it's not the Porsche 918 Spyder!  In 1898, Ferdinand Porsche presented the “Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, called the P1, (for Porsche #1) which was recently found in an old barn, in it's original condition.   It now sits it it's rightful place in the Porsche Museum. 

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Cool Facts About the First Porsche:

Horsepower:  The P1 was 3hp.   At max, it could output up to 5hp.  A far cry from the thundering herds now available under Porsche hoods in 2014.  

Speed:  This bad boy could reach up to speeds of 35 mph, outrunning horses and bicyles all over the streets of Austria.  

Transmission:  Porsche's first car came standard with a 12-speed transmission.

Distance:  P1 could drive up to 50 miles without needing a recharge.  

Fuel: The first Porche was ALL-ELECTRIC

Performance:  The first Porsche was born winning races.  in 1899, with 3 passengers on board, it won a race testing the speed and efficency of All-Electric vehicals 18 minutes ahead of the first competitor. 

What do you think of the first Porsche?   Leave your comments below! 

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