When Was The First Car Invented In The World?


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The Red Queen answered

The very first moving vehicle would have been designed in around 1672 in China. It was the first working steam-powered vehicle designed by a man named Ferdinand Verbiest however it was more of a large toy for the Chinese Emperor as it was unable to carry a driver or passenger.

The first self-propelled mechanical vehicle was built in 1769 by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot however issues with maintaining steam pressure and water supply meant that the vehicle was of little practical use.

Twenty-eight years later in 1807 both Nicéphore and Claude Niépce from France and François Isaac de Rivaz from Switzerland separately built an internal combustion engine.
Nicéphore and Claude, who are said to have invented it first, decided to install the engine in a boat. It was François who used the engine to develop the automobile. Unfortunately these designs were not very successful and it wasn't until 1885 that the problems with the engine was solved.

Karl Benz is the man that solved the various issues and built a four-stroke cycle gasoline engine which was patented in 1886. By 1888 Benz has began to sell his vehicles with his company Benz & Cie, whom later became Daimler-Benz.

By the end of the 1800's the motor vehicle industry was in full swing and has, to this day, continued to grow and develop into the industry we now know.

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The answer to this depends on what you call a "car". The first automobiles were not gasoline powered; they used steam as the means for locomotion. Way back in France in 1769, even before Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution, a gentleman by the name of Nicolas Cugnot devised a steam-powered conveyance called the fardier à vapeur.

It had three wheels with a coach assembly in the middle, where one or more persons could ride, and a huge boiler mounted on the front. Unfortunately, the technology of the day being what it was, the vehicle had more drawbacks than benefits, and it never caught on.

The next attempt at a motorized vehicle came in Scotland, around 1830. Robert Anderson invented the first electric "car" – actually a horse-drawn carriage modified to fit the electric motor. Power was supplied by batteries carried on board, but the batteries were not rechargeable. By 1881 several improvements in the batteries had been made, and the electric car was catching on – amazing how things can come full circle, isn’t it?

In 1885 Gottleib Daimler invented the basis of today’s gas-powered engine, and two years later patented the carburetor. In 1886 another German, Karl Benz, received a patent for a gas-powered automobile. In 1887, Nicolaus Otto, yet another German, received a patent for a four-stroke, gas-powered motor.

These were the primary developments that paved the way for today’s gas-powered vehicles, along with Henry Ford’s invention of assembly line production that lowered the price so that nearly everyone could own a car.
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mahendra kumar answered
The first car, if by car one means a self propelled vehicle, was invented in 1769 in France by Nicolas Cugnot; it was three-wheeled and powered by steam. The first electricity driven car was invented by Robert Anderson in the 1830s in Scotland; the invention was further improved by the American Thomas Davenport (1842).

The first gas powered car was invented in 1885 by Gottlieb Daimler; also in 1885 Karl Benz built the Benz Motorwagen with an internal combustion engine closely resembling the modern day automobile. Both the vehicles could be said to be the prototypes of the modern day vehicle, in fact Daimler built the World's first four wheeled vehicle, the Cannstatt-Diamler, which ran on a four stroke engine and can be regarded as the first car in the true sense of the word.

Both the steam powered and the electric driven vehicles could not withstand the competition from the gas powered ones and eventually disappeared from the scene. The final impetus for the gas powered vehicles was given when Henry Ford started manufacturing Model cars using an assembly line in the United States in 1913.
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Jet Fighter answered
A steam-powered car was invented in 1769 by French inventor Nicolas Cugnot . The credit for internal combustion engines generally is given to German engineer, Karl Benz, who designed and built the world's first practical automobile in 1885. I hope that is what you meant and that I could help .
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IN THE 1716's!!!
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hill hipp answered
Can you give more information about the story about the steamed powered car
thanked the writer.
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The First Automobile
The automobile as we know it was not invented in a single day by a single inventor. The history of the automobile reflects an evolution that took place worldwide. It is estimated that over 100,000 patents created the modern automobile. However, we can point to the many firsts that occurred along the way. Starting with the first theoretical plans for a motor vehicle that had been drawn up by both Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton.
In 1769, the very first self-propelled road vehicle was a military tractor invented by French engineer and mechanic, Nicolas Joseph Cugnot (1725 - 1804). Cugnot used a steam engine to power his vehicle, built under his instructions at the Paris Arsenal by mechanic Brezin. It was used by the French Army to haul artillery at a whopping speed of 2 1/2 mph on only three wheels. The vehicle had to stop every ten to fifteen minutes to build up steam power. The steam engine and boiler were separate from the rest of the vehicle and placed in the front (see engraving above). The following year (1770), Cugnot built a steam-powered tricycle that carried four passengers.
In 1771, Cugnot drove one of his road vehicles into a stone wall, making Cugnot the first person to get into a motor vehicle accident. This was the beginning of bad luck for the inventor. After one of Cugnot's patrons died and the other was exiled, the money for Cugnot's road vehicle experiments ended.
Steam engines powered cars by burning fuel that heated water in a boiler, creating steam that expanded and pushed pistons that turned the crankshaft, which then turned the wheels. During the early history of self-propelled vehicles - both road and railroad vehicles were being developed with steam engines. (Cugnot also designed two steam locomotives with engines that never worked well.) Steam engines added so much weight to a vehicle that they proved a poor design for road vehicles; however, steam engines were very successfully used in locomotives. Historians, who accept that early steam-powered road vehicles were automobiles, feel that Nicolas Cugnot was the inventor of the first automobile.
After Cugnot Several Other Inventors Designed Steam-Powered Road Vehicles
* Cugnot�s vehicle was improved by Frenchman, Onesiphore Pecqueur, who also invented the first differential gear.
* In 1789, the first U.S. Patent for a steam-powered land vehicle was granted to Oliver Evans.
* In 1801, Richard Trevithick built a road carriage powered by steam - the first in Great Britain.
* In Britain, from 1820 to 1840, steam-powered stagecoaches were in regular service. These were later banned from public roads and Britain's railroad system developed as a result.
* Steam-driven road tractors (built by Charles Deitz) pulled passenger carriages around Paris and Bordeaux up to 1850. * In the United States, numerous steam coaches were built from 1860 to 1880. Inventors included: Harrison Dyer, Joseph Dixon, Rufus Porter, and William T. James.
* Amedee Bollee Sr. Built advanced steam cars from 1873 to 1883. The "La Mancelle" built in 1878, had a front-mounted engine, shaft drive to the differential, chain drive to the rear wheels, steering wheel on a vertical shaft and driver's seat behind the engine. The boiler was carried behind the passenger compartment.
* In 1871, Dr. J. W. Carhart, professor of physics at Wisconsin State University, and the J. I. Case Company built a working steam car that won a 200-mile race.
Early Electric Cars
Steam engines were not the only engines used in early automobiles. Vehicles with electrical engines were also invented. Between 1832 and 1839 (the exact year is uncertain), Robert Anderson of Scotland invented the first electric carriage. Electric cars used rechargeable batteries that powered a small electric motor. The vehicles were heavy, slow, expensive, and needed to stop for recharging frequently. Both steam and electric road vehicles were abandoned in favor of gas-powered vehicles. Electricity found greater success in tramways and streetcars, where a constant supply of electricity was possible.
The History of Electric Vehicles Learn more about the history of electrical vehicles from 1890 to the present. However, around 1900, electric land vehicles in America outsold all other types of cars. Then in the several years following 1900, sales of electric vehicles took a nosedive as a new type of vehicle came to dominate the consumer market.
The very first self-powered road vehicles were powered by steam engines and by that definition Nicolas Joseph Cugnot of France built the first automobile in 1769 - recognized by the British Royal Automobile Club and the Automobile Club de France as being the first. So why do so many history books say that the automobile was invented by either Gottlieb Daimler or Karl Benz? It is because both Daimler and Benz invented highly successful and practical gasoline-powered vehicles that ushered in the age of modern automobiles. Daimler and Benz invented cars that looked and worked like the cars we use today. However, it is unfair to say that either man invented "the" automobile.

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The very first car was build in Switzerland before even French knew it ? The French got that Idea from Swiss

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