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Ferdinand Porsche

Ferdinand Porsche (1875-1951) was a German automotive engineer born in Vratislavice, Czechia, who developed the original Volkswagen and a prototype of the Panzer VI tank, which he nicknamed "Tiger".

In 1928, Dr. Porsche developed the first workable hybrid electric car, proving it to be a workable concept. Despite efforts by hobbyists, this technology lay virtually unused by automotive companies until the twenty-first century.

Dr. Porsche's son was Ferry Porsche[?], the developer of the Porsche automobile, which was based on the Volkswagen design.

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