History of the Automobile

  • The First Car was Made

    Ferdinand Verbiest, a Christian missionary in China, built the first car in 1672.
  • First Modern Car

    The first modern car was invented by German Karl Benz in 1885.
  • Internal Combustion Engine

    The internal combustion engine had actually been designed in 1806 by Swiss inventor Francois Isaac de Rivaz. However, only Benz was able to modify the design to successfully power a vehicle.l