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Timeline Of Cars

Sep 11, 2014



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History of Cars

Brief Timeline of CarsPeter Tse1769 - The first Car was built.

This car used a steam engine fixed to a 3-wheeled cart, and used the back and forth action of a steam piston into rotary motion which propelled the wheels. This car was designed by Nicolas Cugnot, a French Engineer.1769188518901913WWII196419731997

Future1885 Benz Patent Motorwagen

Regarded as the first practical automobile, the Benz PatentMotorwagen was designed by Karl Benz in 1885. The car had 3Wheels and was powered by a1-cylinder engine that produced0.9 horsepower.1769188518901913WWII196419731997

Future1890 Maybach

Wilhelm Maybach built the first4-cylinder engine which paved the way for higher performance cars.A decade later Maybach createda race car that set the world speedrecord at 40mph, named Mercedes.Motor Racing begins.1769188518901913WWII196419731997

Future1913 Ford Motor Company

After fitting moving assembly linesto the factory in 1913 Ford became the worlds largest car manufacturer.It allowed for quick mass productionof the Model T, which took 12.5 hoursbefore, now only required 93 minutes.While average cars at this time cost$2000-$3000, the Model T wasavailable for $550.


FutureWorld War II 1939-1945

Ford Created Jeeps, and B-24 war planes for the Allies

BMW/Mercedes Benz Produced vehicles and aero engines for the Germans

Porsche Designed Tanks and turrets for Germany


Future1964 Muscle Car Era

In America, performance became the focus of marketing which led to the creation ofthe muscle cars. These muscle cars were equipped with large engines which were soldat an affordable price. Popular example wereThe Ford Mustang and Pontiac GTO.


Future1973 Arab Oil Embargo

The oil crisis of 1973 caused prices of oil to sky rocketed causing a world shortage. This event even thoughonly lasted for 1 year, made people second think about their huge gas guzzling cars, fuel economy, and helped open the market to smaller, more efficient Japanese made vehicles.


Future1997 Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Dating back to the 19th century, using electricity to help power cars was one of the oldest automobile propulsion methods used. It was not popular until the release of the Toyota Prius in 1997 with more than 2 million sold as of 2009. The Prius uses a combined engine with an electrical system to help deliver 54mpg and reduced emissions.



What will the cars of tomorrow be like?They will be greener, cleaner, and feature technologies that will allow us toachieve new heights.

Flying cars?