Monday, March 30, 2009

The World's First EV: 1886 Mercedes Benz

NVDL: Not bad but I think I'll stick to my bicycle for now.
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1886 Mercedes Benz patent car

Mercedes Benz has released pictures of an intriguing (if not practical) design study where century old tradition meets transport technologies of the future. The historical roots of the F-CELL Roadster are immediately recognizable in its large spoked wheels that hark back to the the first car developed by Karl Benz in 1886. Pair this with a modern-day hybrid drive system with a 1.2 kW (1.6 hp) electric motor powered by small fuel cell and you have one very modern roadster in a classic quadricycle package.

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