1896 Armstrong Hybrid Gasoline Electric Car

The 1896 Armstrong Phaeton is probably the world's first hybrid car. Developed by Harry E. Dey and built by the Armstrong Company for the Roger Mechanical Carriage Company, it features both a gasoline powered, 6.5-liter, two-cylinder engine and a dynamo flywheel connected to an onboard battery. The dynamo (and regenerative braking) is used to charge the battery, which provides the necessary power to start the engine. This system predates Cadillac's self-starter by an impressive 16 years.

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+6 1. snotraddict commented 7 years ago

Wow, 6.5L 2 cylinder, that's a BIG 2 cylinder. Most 4 cylinders today are 2L or less.
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+6 2. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

Beautiful old car, love the sound of the mechanics...would love to ride in a car like that..
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+8 3. Tehnol commented 7 years ago

You there! fill it up with petroleum distillate, and re-vulcanize my tyres, post haste!
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0 4. Judge-Jake commented 7 years ago

I was just as impressed with the quality of the film, most I've seen have been black and white and a bit grainy. Really glad no one wears those old fashioned hats anymore. >:)
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+5 5. martynbiker commented 7 years ago

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+3 6. ComentAtor commented 7 years ago

thanx sux2bu