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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Bill Powell, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Bill Powell

    Bill Powell Cross Member CLM

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    what the title said. probably too easy.
     

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    I cheated. Interesting piece of history, that I am surprised I did not recognize.
     

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    Bill Powell Cross Member CLM

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    proving, again, that nothing is really new
     
  4. Bill Powell

    Bill Powell Cross Member CLM

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    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
     
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  6. Bill Powell

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    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.
     
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    The wheel motors are located at:

    Porschestr 1. S-Zuffenhausen....

    At least two weekends ago they were...
     
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