The company offered motor vehicle development work and consulting,but did not build any cars under its own name. The first assignments the new company received was from the German government to design a car for the people, that is a "Volkswagen".This resulted in the Volkswagen Beetle. For Porsche, innovation and excellence aren't goals – they're missions. Since the company was founded in 1931, it has been guided by these principles, thanks in no small part to its visionary founder Ferdinand Porsche.
Whether he was designing the first ever electric-gasoline hybrid vehicle in the year 1900, bringing the automobile to the masses, or relentlessly improving his designs, it is Ferdinand Porsche's forward-looking ideas that shape his company's legacy even today.
Ferdinand Porsche was born in 1875 in what is the present-day Czech Republic, but was then under Austrian control. From the time he was young, Porsche had an exceptional grasp on mechanics. By his teen years, he was taking classes at a technical school and working at his father's mechanic shop. Unable to afford college but eager to continue his education, Porsche would sneak into electrical engineering classes at a local college, eventually learning enough to join the early days of auto industry.
Porsche then joined Jakob Lohner & Co. in 1898, where he designed his first automobiles. His first model, dubbed the "System Lohner-Porsche," was