The name Porsche came to public acknowledgement in the 1900. The Lohner was built by Ferdinand Porsche, a 24 years old Austrian born electrical engineer.
Porsche’s Lohner was a nimble front wheel drive car which did away with any kind of complicated transmission and bulky driveshaft by turning an electric motor into a wheel hub itself.
Porsche later produced the Lohner Mixte which was speculated to be the first hybrid car ever made. The vehicle was built with a small petrol engine connected directly to an 80 volt dynamo, this acted as an on board generator which produces electricity to power the wheel mounted motors while it drives along.
Place of origin: Vienna, Austria
Historical Status: Production Car
Engine: electric motor and also petrol-electric hybrid
Maximum Power: unknown
Layout: wheel mounted electric motor driving the front wheels; rear mounted engine powering electric motors in all wheels.
Bodywork: two or four seater
Top speed: unknown
Numbers Built: unknown