Many people do not realize the long association that Porsche has had with hybrid cars. As it was Toyota that intrudes the first hybrid car of the modern era, many people think that hybrids were their idea but, those people are sadly wrong. It cannot be denied that it was certainly Toyota that brought the hybrid to the attention of the masses when it introduced its Prius Hybrid in Japan and then went on to introduce it in the United States but, the hybrid had been seen by some a long time earlier. It was in 1899 when the first, original hybrid car was built and it was built by Henri Pieper. I know you may say you never heard about that car nor the man but, the second hybrid to be made may ring a more familiar bell as that was made by Ferdinand Porsche who went on to create the Porsche Motor Company which has become so famous today. However, at that time, Ferdinand was not such a household name as is today and so neither of the first two hybrid makers could hustle up enough interest in them to justify making commercial models. That honour can squarely be placed with Toyota who saw an opening for such a vehicle and timed their introduction perfectly to attract the world’s attention.
Now of course, most of the major car manufacturers have either built their own hybrid models or at least have them in the design stage, including Porsche. With Porsche’s long association with hybrid cars, it would seem like they are trying to earn poll position in the manufacturing of them today. The giant steps that Porsche have taken in the field of hybrid car building can be seen on such web sites as https://www.thehybridwire.com/ – plug in hybrid suv where you will learn how Porsche, along with Nissan, are trying to insert their hybrid cars into the world of racing. Obviously if they are successful in their plans, there will be untold publicity and other benefits that will follow for their efforts.
The possible entry of a hybrid car into the world of car racing will certainly prove how far the hybrid technology has rapidly grown since the introduction of the, perhaps under powered Prius in 1997.
In these days where practically everybody is complaining about the price of gas or the state of the environment, it is no wonder that these hybrids, which can travel as far as 600 miles on just one tank of gas, are becoming so popular. They are also seemingly out selling the all-electric cars which use no gas at all but, the probable reason for that is, unlike the electric car which needs to be plugged in at regular intervals to recharge its batteries, the hybrid recharges its own batteries by transferring power from the engine to the battery, every time the driver’s foot touches the breaks. With so much in the hybrid’s favour today, it is little wonder why car manufacturers are perhaps considering them to be the people’s choice for several more years yet.