František Křižík, elektrotechnický závod
|František Křižík, elektrotechnický závod|
|Seat||Prague - Karlín , Austria-Hungary|
František Křižík founded a workshop in Pilsen . He later moved to Prague . Here he built the first electric train in Prague in 1891. In 1895 the production of automobiles began. The brand name was Křižík . Motor vehicle production ended in 1908. It is not known when the company was dissolved.
According to Křižík, the first automobile was built in 1895. It was powered by an electric motor . The engine output was 3.7 kW and was transmitted to the rear axle via a planetary gear. The engine or the accumulators were mounted in the rear of the vehicle. The steering was done with a hand lever. The open body offered space for two people. Some sources name the Swiss Jakob Fischer-Hinnen, who temporarily worked for Křižík, as a possible designer.
The second model from 1901 was already controlled with a steering wheel . The open body offered space for four people. The engine was mounted below the vehicle floor between the axles. The rear axle was driven by a chain.
The third model had two electric motors with an output of 2.2 kW each. Each of these motors drove a rear wheel. The landaulet body offered space for four people.
In 1908 a model with gasoline-electric drive followed. The petrol engine with 28 hp came from Laurin & Klement . Another source states that a Laurin & Klement E was converted. This vehicle was exhibited in 1908 on the occasion of the Prague Chamber of Commerce's anniversary exhibition.
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