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World’s Oldest Hybrid, The Porsche Semper Vivus, Drives Into the New York Auto Show
Posted By Laura K. Cowan On April 29, 2011 @ 9:52 am In automotive,Design,Green Transportation,Innovation,New York Auto Show | No Comments
Think hybrid vehicles  have only been around a couple of decades? The Porsche Semper Vivus, developed over a century ago in the year 1900 proves otherwise. A beautifully crafted copy of the original Semper Vivus hybrid  drove into the New York Auto Show  last week and parked next to the new 2012 Panamera S Hybrid . Hit the jump to see a video of it in action!
Ferdinand Porsche built the Semper Vivus hybrid at the turn of the last century, making it one of the first hybrid cars ever made. The recreation uses twin DeDion Bouton 1.7-liter one-cylinder engines to power generators that direct power to the hybrid’s dual in-wheel motors .
Via AutoBlog Green 
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 hybrid vehicles: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hybrid+vehicle
 hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hybrid
 New York Auto Show: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=new+york+auto+show
 Panamera S Hybrid: http://www.porsche.com/usa/models/panamera/panamera-s-hybrid/
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 in-wheel motors: http://inhabitat.com/protean-demonstrates-that-its-electric-motors-can-drive-an-f150-from-the-wheels/
 AutoBlog Green: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/04/28/video-porsche-drives-1900-semper-vivus-hybrid-across-the-stage/
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