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Porsche's first car is 116 years old, and it's electric

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Many think that Porsche EVs are relatively new creations, but it turns out that they're quite old -- 116 years old, to be exact. The automaker has recovered the P1, an electric car that Ferdinand Porsche built while working for a carriage maker in 1898; it was also the first car he ever built. No one will mistake it for a Tesla between its wood frame, 3HP motor and 50-mile range, but it was fast enough to win an all-electric race in 1899. You'll have to travel to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart if you want to see this piece of EV history in person. Still, it may be worth the trek to know more about the 918 Spyder's very, very long pedigree.

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