Ferdinand Porsche September 1875 – 30 January was an automotive engineer and founder of the Porsche car company. He is best known for creating the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle (Lohner-Porsche), the Volkswagen Beetle, the Mercedes-Benz S
Lohner-Porsche Mixte Hybrid was the first hybrid vehicle developed in 1899 by Ferdinand Porsche. It was a series hybrid using wheel hub motors mounted in each wheel, and powered by electricity delivered from both batteries and a small generator.
Ferry Porsche (centre), his father Ferdinand Porsche (right) and Erwin Komenda (left), in front of the 356 No. 1 in Gmund. Erwin Komenda was the designer of the first Porsche but usually edited out of this historical photo!