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The history of the automobile begins as early as 1769, with the creation of steam engined automobiles capable of human transport.

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  • 17thCentury&18thCentury 19thCentury 1888 1893 1897 1899 1908 1909 1910 1922 1924 1925 1927 1931 1932 1938 1939 1971 1975 1989 1997 1998 2008 2010 2014 BroughtYouBy: DesignedBy: 1920 STAYPOPULAR HISTORYOFTHEAUTOMOBILE TheHistoryoftheAutomobilebeginsasearlyas1769,withthecreationofsteamenginedautomobilescapableofhumantransport. Carsthatarepoweredbyelectricpowerbrieflyappearedattheturnofthe20thcenturybutlargelydisappearedfromuseuntiltheturn ofthe21stcentury.Theearlyhistoryoftheautomobilecanbedevidedintoanumberoferas,basedontheprevalentmeansof propulsion.Laterperiodsweredefinedbytrendsinexteriorstyling,sizeandutilityperferences. #ERASOFINVENTION EarlyAutomobiles VeteranEraStarted... Pre-WWIIEraStarted... ...StartedEraVintage ...StartedEraPost-War ModernEraStarted... FerdinandVerbiest,builtthefirst steampoweredvehicle. FerdinandVerbiest,builtthefirst steampoweredvehicle. Thefirstproductionof automobilewasbyKarlBezin germany,underlicense fromBENZ. CharlesandFrankDuryeafounded DuryeaMotorWagonCompany. ThefirstmotorcarinCentralEurope wasproducedbyCZECHcompany NesselsdorferWagenbau. ThefirstSoutheAmericanAutomobilewas builtinPeru,theGrieve. TheAustin7wasoneofthemostwidely copiedvehicleever,servingasa templateforcarsaroundtheworld,from BMWtoNissan. Sources: Statisticsarecompiledfromthecrediblesourcesmentioned.Inreality,statisticsarehardto ascertainandmaybeestimatedbylocalandregionalworldwidesources. http://books.google.com/books?id=yLZeQwqNmdgC&pg=PA14#v=onepage&q&f=false http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/wlhba/articleView.asp?pg=1&id=3778 http://web.archive.org/web/20111113023143/http://fachttp://web.archive.org/web/20111113023143/http://fac- toidz.com/history-of-the-electric-car-1828-1912-from-trouve-to-morrison/ http://www.tecsoc.org/pubs/history/2001/jul6.htm http://www.rug.nl/museum/geschiedenis/hoogleraren/stratingh http://www.crucean.com/timeline.php http://www.docstoc.com/docs/6500685/Stanley_Steamer http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/10/business/10luthe.html?_r=2&ref=obituaries&oref=login&oref=slogin http://auto.howstuffworks.com/datsun-sports-cars2.htm TheBugattiType35-wasoneofthemost successfulracingcarsofalltime,with over1,000victoriesin5years. JaguarE-typeasportscatthat combinedgoodlooks,highperformance. FordMustangtheponycarthat becameoneofthebest-selling carsoftheera ToyotaPriuslaunchedinthe Japanesemarketandhasnowbecome thebestknownhybridelectricvehicle. FordFocusoneofthemostpopular hatchbacksandFord'sbest sellingworldcar. TataNanoaninexpensive($2200), rear-engined,four-passenger citycaraimedprimarilyatthe Indiandomesticmarket NissanLeafall-electriccarand plug-inhybridcorrespondingly, launchedintheU.S TeslaRoadsterthefirsthighway-capableall-electric vehicleinserialproductionforsaleintheU.S.inthemodernera MorrisMinorapopular andtypicalearlypost-warcar exportedaroundtheworld Rolls-RoycePhantomIIIV12 enginedpinnacleofpre-warengineering VolkswagenBeetleadesign thatwasproducedforover 60yearswithover20millionunits assembledinseveralcounties,awardedfourth placeasCarofthe20thCentury AlvisSpeed20 thefirstwithall-synchromeshgearbox. LanciaLambdaveryadvancedcar forthetime,firstcartofeature aload-bearing monocoque-typebodyand independentfrontsuspension. FordModelTthemostwidely producedandavailable4-seater caroftheera. Hanomag2/10PS-earlyexample ofpontonstyling. BugattiType13 anotableracingandtouringmodel withadvancedengineeringanddesign. MercerRaceaboutregardedasoneofthe firstsportscars. MorganRunabout-averypopular cyclecar,cyclecars weresoldinfargreaterquantitiesthan 4-seatercarsinthisperiod FordModelTthemost widelyproduced andavailable 4-seatercaroftheera. Akron,adoptedthe firstSelf-PropelledPaddyWagon. -------inthe-------