The first hybrid
Ferdinand Porsche, then a 25-year-old engineer, created the world's first hybrid car in 1900. On the front wheels, you can see the large hubs which were electric motors that moved the car. It also had a transmission to move the car, much like today's serial hybrids. In the same year, he introduced the Lohner-Porsche electric car at the World's Fair in Paris, which also used electric motor hubs on the wheels.
February 6, 2012 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: Porsche
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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