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.