Quick History Of The Earliest Automobile

Having become such a mainstream stable of modern life, it might do us some good to remember the recent availability of automobiles. Such complex machinery must have a rich and storied history. If you’d like to know more about it, we present a quick history of the earliest automobiles and related information right here.


Technically, the title of “first inventor of the ‘auto-mobile'” might go to Ferdinand Verbiest, who built the first steam powered vehicle in 1672 as a toy for the Chinese Emperor.

The first automobile capable of transporting people on wagon roads in the US also used steam power. Dr. J.W. Carhart invented it. 

automobile-very-old-150x150In 1805, the state of Wisconsin offered a $10,000 reward for the first person to create a working substitute for horses or other animals for traveling purposes.

Steam automobiles retained prevalence until petrol engines became wide spread in the late 19th century.

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