The First Cars In History
When discussing the history of the car, what defines a “car” needs establishing. For example, would you consider what amounts to a steam-powered buggy a car? What if it took 30 minutes to start and rather than using a key to fire up the engine, you’d use a crank that often broke people’s arms? Those early steam-powered buggies moved slower than horse-drawn carriages and couldn’t travel half as far. Therefore, would you really call them cars?
The earliest cars invented that actually resemble the space ships we whizz around in today came in 1901. It was dubbed the Mercedes and designed by Wilhelm Maybach for Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft. Shortly after that Henry Ford made his mark and the world was never the same. This is the history of the first cars.