Tuesday, 11. March 2014
28. 01. 14. - 12:00
The first Porsche car ever built, which ran on electricity, has been sitting untouched in an old warehouse in Austria for over hundred years.
The first car registered to Austria, it was created by Ferdinand Porsche when he was just 22-years-old and took to the streets of Vienna in 1892. The engraving 'P1' appears throughout the vehicle, symbolising the car engineer's first design.
Although known as 'P1', the car's official name is the 1898 Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton. It was created after Ferdinand Porsche's was given the task of looking into developing an electric train for car manufacturer Jacob Lohner.
With between three and five electric horsepower, the first vehicle from Porsche could run at about 20 mph.
It competed in test races for electric cars, the first to cross the finish line when piloted by Ferdinand Porsche around 1899. However, it had been left to gather dust in a warehouse since 1902.
Porsche, who later went on to found the high end car company of the same name in 1948, had no formal training as a car engineer but had a natural talent for designing cars.
The Porsche car will be unveiled to the public on 31 January 2014 at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.
'Carnival of Languages' in Vienna
A "Carnival of Languages" is being put on in Vienna in March to celebrate the third birthday of the language centre Eton Institute in the city.
Fashion students graduate with style
Last Saturday the fashion students from Vienna’s A-College held a fashion show for their graduating class at the MGC Modecenter.
English graffiti artists arrested in Austria
Austrian police say they have caught an internationally active graffiti artist from the UK together with three pals who now face up to 5 years in jail and a bill for thousands for the clean up work.
Irish banker in Austria with two wives
An Irish banker who worked for the World Bank in Vienna is being investigated by Austrian police after he was found to have two wives and children with both when he died suddenly, apparently of a natural death.
Police stop people carrier with 42 Romanians inside
Austrian police who stopped a people carrier licensed for nine people found it carrying a total of 42 people from Romania.
Another F1 Driver Hospitalised by Ski Accident
Austrian Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger, 54, suffered a broken hip and has been hospitalised after suffering an accident very similar to that of fellow ex-driver Michael Schumacher.
Austrian Relieved To Only be Dead On Paper
Austrian man Christian Kozel, 29, discovered he was dead when uniformed police officers turned up at his home in Salzburg at the weekend.
What is on at Burg Kino this week (7 March - 13 March)
See what films are on this week at the Burg Kino on the Opernring.
Police catch graffiti-villain of Vienna
A graffiti sprayer, named "Puber" has been one of the main "villains" of Vienna for almost a year. He has filled almost the half of the city with his drawings. Now, a suspect, alleged to be the notorious sprayer himself is in the police custody of Vienna and may face up to five years in prison.
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According to the brokerage firm Re/Max, the number of the real estate sales in Austria has declined around 8.3% in the last year. The exact number of properties which were sold and bought accounts to over 80,000 units, which translates into 16 billion euros. Apartments were the most popular type of property sold last year, accounting for 28,000 of the units sold, but there has still been a 9.3% decrease from the last year.
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