1901 Lohner-Porsche Mixte

Jacob Lohner built the Lohner-Porsche Mixte in 1901. The Lohner head of construction, Otto Grünwald designed the vehicle together with Ferdinand Porsche. A predecessor with wheel-hub motors and battery had caused a great sensation at the Paris World Exhibition in 1900 and was awarded a gold medal.
This Mixte has a Paul Daimler-Motor from the Daimler factory in Vienna Neustadt. The Austro-Hungarian businessman and diplomat Emil Jellinek financed seven of these first Mixte long-distance vehicles. This particular model had a spinning generator powered by a petrol-powered motor, which generated the electricity used to power the hub-mounted motors. These have three changeable gears and can be switched to generators to use them as brakes. In a braking procedure like this a 420 voltage is created. Heating coils under the chassis draw the heat that is created, away.

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Production Start 1901