• First combustion engine

    First combustion engine
    Dutch physicist, Christian Huygens designed (but never built) an internal combustion engine that was to be fueled with gunpowder. The internal combustion engine is an engine in which the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer in a combustion chamber.
  • The Fardier

    The Fardier
    2.3-mph vehicle built in 1771 by Nicolas Joseph Cugnot for the French minister of war.
  • Steam engines

    Steam engines
    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.
  • Newcomen steam engine

    Newcomen steam engine
    An english engineer, Samuel Brown adapted an old Newcomen steam engine to burn gas, and he used it to briefly power a vehicle up Shooter's Hill in London.
  • Robert Anderson

    Robert Anderson
    Robert Anderson of scotland invented the first electric car
  • Electric Cars

    Electric Cars
    Electric cars used rechargeable batteries that powered a small electric motor. The vehicles were heavy, slow, expensive, and needed to stop for recharging frequently.
  • Second automobile

    Second automobile
    Amedee Bollee, also a Frenchman, built an improved 12-passenger steam car in 1873, but the steam engine proved impractical for a machine that was intended to challenge the speed of a horse-and-buggy. The invention of the practical automobile had to await the invention of a workable internal combustion engine.
  • First Two-Stroke Engine

    First Two-Stroke Engine
    The first successful two-stroke engine was invented by Sir Dougald Clerk.
  • Nikolaus August Otto

    Nikolaus August Otto
    Nikolaus August Otto invented and later patented a successful four-stroke engine, known as the "Otto cycle".
  • Three- wheeled Benz Motor Car

    Three- wheeled Benz Motor Car
    Benz also registered history s first automobile crash, slamming into a brick wall when he forgot to steer his machine during a public show
  • Karl Benz

    Karl Benz
    Karl Benz built a gasoline-powered car. The gasoline-powered automobile, or motor car, remained largely a curiosity for the rest of the nineteenth century, with only a handful being manufactured in Europe and the United States.
  • 1889 Peugeot

    1889 Peugeot
    The milestone vehicle was built in Germany in 1889 by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. Powered by a 1.5 hp, two-cylinder gasoline engine, it had a four-speed transmission and traveled at 10 mph.
  • Improved Four-Stroke Engine

    Improved Four-Stroke Engine
    Daimler built an improved four-stroke engine with mushroom-shaped valves and two V-slant cylinders.
  • George Selden

     George Selden
    George Selden was granted patent number (549160) for an “improved road engine” powered by “a liquid hydrocarbon engine of the compression type.” This was the most important patent in the history of the automobile
  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    The use of the modern industrial assembly line, is credited to Henry Ford of Detroit, Michigan, who had built his first gasoline-powered car in 1896.
  • The Automobile Club of America

    The Automobile Club of America
    The Automobile Club of America would be the history of the development of the automobile in the United States.
  • Curved Dash Oldsmobile

    Curved Dash Oldsmobile
    The first automobile to be produced in quantity was the 1901 Curved Dash Oldsmobile, which was built in the United States by Ransom E. Olds.
  • Assembaly line

    Assembaly line
    An assembly line is a manufacturing process in which parts are added to a product in a sequential manner using optimally planned logistics to create a finished product much faster than with handcrafting-type methods.
  • Model T

    Model T
    Ford began producing his Model T in 1908, and by 1927, when it was discontinued, over 18 million had rolled off the assembly line.
  • Franklin Automobile Company

    Franklin Automobile Company
    The company had recently added five new additions to relieve congestion and was able to produce 1000 cars in the 233 "working hours" of the month. This was a rate of one car every 14 minutes, or 12000 per year.
  • Chevrolet's First Truck

    Chevrolet's First Truck
    The first Chevrolet truck was the Model 490 Light Delivery.
  • First Auto Show

    First Auto Show
    A few enterprising auto dealers in Grand Island conceived the idea of arranging an auto show. This was the first autoshow in history.
  • !STRIKE!

    The settlement of the strike on February 11, 1937, constituted a victory for the United Automobile Workers and a signal event in the history of industrial labor relations.
  • New Chapters

    New Chapters
    A new chapter was opened in the history of Indian Automobile industry. India's largest automobile company, created history when it launched the Tata Nano.
  • "Revention"

    The Lamborghini Revention is a mid-engine sports car that debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is the most expensive Lamborghini road car to date, Its top recorded speed was recorded in Los Angeles, California at 340 kilometres per hour (211.3 mph).