I was just thinking about when was the first car made? After some research I was able to gather some data:
1672 – First internal combustion engine which was fueled by a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen and develop the world’s first vehicle to run on such an engine.
Where Was The First Car Made?
=> 1770 – The Cugnot steam traction engine was built this year. This is considered as the year when the first car was made.
=> Around 1860 – The first powerful car dream came true around 1860 with the invention of the internal combustion engine by the Belgian Etienne Lenoir.
=> 1885 – Karl Benz built an automobile powered by an Otto gasoline engine. He received a patent in the 1886 for the same. Mr. Benz is generally credited with the invention of the modern automobile.
=> Around 1890 – Companies or group of people started to building cars for public. For example, Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler in Germany, and Albert de Dion and Armand Peugeot in France were busy building cars.
By todays standard almost all early cars considered as primitive and expensive. These early cars produced in limited numbers. The first cars were hand assembled and required skilled engineers or mechanics to build cars. So cars were very expensive as compare to todays technology and standards.
Mass production of cars credit goes to Henry ford in America. In 1908 the first mass-produced car was introduced – the Ford Model T. By 1920, 50-60% care in the world were Model T from Fords. However these days the design of modern cars is handled by a large team of designers, scientists and engineers.