I really enjoy surfing the site 'Dieselpunks'. It's a good diversion from all the doom,gloom, and controversy ( and Safe For Work, too).
This article comes from the series 'Lord K's Garage. Short entries without much detail, but still a great variety of fascinating vehicles.
So here's Ferdinand Porsche's internal-combustion/battery/electric hybrid, with direct-drive hub motors, from the year 1900:
Lord K's Garage #101 - 1900 Hybrid Vehicle
The site also has some great entries on historic weapons, aircraft, and military vehicles. Take a look here to get started:
Weapons of War –– Dieselpunks
neat, love the OG43 SMG