Electric cars is not a new concept. For Posrche, it dates back as far as 1898, when Ferdinand Porsche himself built one to take part in an all-electric race in 1899. He had won.
The 116 year old car, called P1, has been recovered and can be seen at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
In its bleak wodden frame, the P1 packed a 3HP motor and a 50-mile range, but hey he won a race with it so yeah it definitely was fast enough back in the day.