Did you know that Ferdinand Porsche invented in 1899 the electric motor located in the hub of the wheel? That the first car that reviewed the incredible speed of 100 km/h was an electric car - in 1899? That between 1896 and the 1920s there were electric taxis in almost every major city in the world, from Berlin to New York and St. Petersburg? Did you know that the electric car was the favorite of women, and that helped in its emancipation? Did you know that in 1901 an electric Krièger reached a range of 307 kilometers? Did you know? Did you know? Did you know?
This book, recently published by the Spanish Editorial Doce Calles and the author Volker Christian Manz, 120 pages and more than 300 photos and pictures, gives answers to these and more questions, and, above all, tries to tell the true story of the electric car. There are evidences that at that time the news about these cars and their silent engines were at least distorted.
Eight chapters relate the most significant of the early years of electromobility, from the first cars and carriages equipped with an electric motor to taxis and race cars with these silent engines. Also highlighting all the inventions of then, to improve weight, range, power, etc., and talk about all the different companies around the world that were dedicated to offer many different models.
The book can be viewed, purchased and downloaded some pages at www.historiasdelcoche.com.
ACTUALLY THIS BOOK IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON SPANISH LANGUAGE. WE ARE LOOKING FOR EDITOR IN OTHER COUNTRIES FOR THE TRADUCTION.