The first gasoline-powered wheeled vehicle was invented in 1885 by Karl Benz. However, many previous developers and designers had notions of automated conveyance, including Leonardo da Vinci. More »

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The first car was a self-propelled military tractor invented by Nicholas Joseph Cugnot in 1769. Built at the Paris Arsenal, the tractor was powered using a steam engine. It was able to move at a speed of 2.5 miles per ho... More »

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The first car was steam-powered and was invented by French military engineer Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot in 1769. The car was named the Fardier a vapeur and could travel at 2.25 miles per hour while carrying four passengers fo... More »

Cars in their modern form have been around since 1885, when German engineer Karl Benz made the first working automobile powered by an internal combustion engine. Prior to Benz's creation, steam-powered automobiles had be... More »

In 1886 Karl Benz patented the first three-wheeled, gasoline-powered automobile. At the same time he also patented other fundamentals of the automobile, such as spark plugs, a water radiator, a carburetor and his own thr... More »

Karl Benz invented the internal combustion engine automobile in order to get more income for his iron foundry and sheet metal shop, according to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Benz and his wife settled in ... More »

Karl Benz was a mechanical engineer who designed and created the first practical car powered by an internal-combustion engine, according to Biography. The first car was his three-wheeled Motorwagen that made its debut in... More »

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