History of Cars

  • Nicolas Joseph Cugnot

    Nicolas Joseph Cugnot
    The first self propelled road vehicle (military tractor)
  • Robert Anderson

    Robert Anderson
    First electric powered carriage.
  • Thomas Davenport

    Thomas Davenport
    Built the first practical electric vehicle- a small locomotive
  • George Baldwin Selden

    George Baldwin Selden
    WilhelmFirst gasoline powered, combined internal combustion engine with a carriage.
  • Karl Friedrich Benz

    Karl Friedrich Benz
    First gasoline powered automobile.
  • Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler

    Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler
    First four wheeled. four- stroke engine ("Cannstatt- Daimler").
  • Wilhelm Maybach

    Wilhelm Maybach
    Built the first four- cylinder, four- stroke engine
  • Charles Edgar Duryea

    Charles Edgar Duryea
    First successful gas powered car with a two- stroke motor.