This amazing-looking electric Porsche was made in 1898
Back in the beginning of car history, carmakers experimented with all sorts of fuel sources, including electricity. And one the very first cars that Ferdinand Porsche — yes, that Porsche! — ever created was an electric car modeled on a carriage:
He made this thing in 1898! And it had a 50 mile range! Which, even today is not bad at all.
Porsche held on to this thing — wouldn’t you? Here’s what it looks like today, a plastic-metal carriage of steampunk madness:
We changed our minds. We want a car.
Porsche's first car is 116 years old, and it's electric, Engadget.