You're looking at the very first Porsche ever designed. Turns it was electric! The Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model (the P1), was designed by Ferdinand Porsche. The wagon has a gas-hybrid electric motor attached to the back wheels.
The P1 was a big deal at the time, though. Ferdinand Porsche equipped the vehicle with a three horsepower engine with an "overloading" mode giving it additional two horsepower. Its top speed: 22 miles per hour over a distance of 50 miles.
After being discovered in a warehouse in Austria, this P1—one of only four ever manufactured—is headed to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. Looks weird to us, but who knows how cars will change in the near future. What we'll be driving will look so archaic to the people of the future.
Technology has come on leaps and bounds over the past few decades, but there is just one that is going to change the face of the earth within the next one, driverless cars. It may still seem like a thing of fantasy and science-fiction now, but within so many big companies pushing what’s possible. There’s Google, Intel, Uber, Volvo, Audi, Tesla and a whole host of other world-dominators. Read more
Just a few years ago, the majority of cars were manuals. Automatic gearboxes were seriously expensive and a luxury only the wealthy could afford. Over time, as with so many other things, prices came down, and automatic cars went mainstream, especially in the US. Today, most people drive an automatic, something that was unthinkable forty years ago, just like it was unthinkable that most people would have airbags. But it happened, nonetheless. Read more
It’s a sad fact that car accidents are very common all around the world, and one of the leading causes of death, even in developed nations. It’s also an unfortunate fact that the large majority of traffic collisions are caused by human error in some way. While most people will stick to road laws and drive carefully, there’s no such thing as a perfect driver. Here are some of the most common causes of car accidents, and how you can avoid them. Read more