Porsche Bringing A Recreated 1900 Semper Vivus To Geneva [VIDEO]

The Toyota Prius hybrid first went on sale in Japan in 1997, and lot of people tend to think it is the first hybrid car in the world. Not many people know, that the world’s first hybrid car was designed and built by Ferdinand Porsche, founding father of the present-day Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart.

In 1900 Ferdinand Porsche introduced the first functional, full-hybrid car in the world called the ‘Semper Vivus’ (‘always alive’). Yes 111 years ago, not in late 1990s!

As part of a four year project, the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart has recreated the Semper Vivus to its original glory, showing it to the public already next week at the Geneva Motor Show.

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