I don’t know about you guys, but I was always curious to know about the evolution of cars. How and from where it had started? what were the facts and milestones which lead to its such a developed version? Today, we have some cars which is facilitated with A.I. and self-driving. I know most of you also will be wondering about this. So let’s just see its journey from the very first modern car which was developed by Karl Benz.
As you know Karl Benz is considered as the founder of modern cars. He made the first car in Germany in year1888, more about the first Car and its interesting stories you can read at my other blog which is written on it by going through the link. https://technologyandus.com/the-story-of-1st-car/
A glimpse on Evolutions of cars
A piece of short and precise information about the development of cars in series wise given below.
- In 1769 the first steam-powered vehicle capable of human transportation was built by Nicholas Joseph Cugnot.
- In 1808 “Francois Isacc de Rivaz” designed the first car powered by an IC engine. Hydrogen was used as fuel in this car.
- In 1870 Siegfried Marcus built the first gasoline-powered combustion engine. Which used in a pushcart and later in 1880 introduced a four-cycle gasoline powered engine.
- After Karl Benz in 1913 the Ford model T, created by Ford motor company.
Fact:- Ford Model T was the first automobile which was mass produced on a moving assembly line and by 1927 food have manufactured 15 million model t automobiles.
- One of the first real automobiles was created by Amedee Bolee a freshman in 1873. he had built a self-propelled steam vehicle to transport a group of passengers.
The era of antique cars.
19th century onwards the race of manufacturing better cars started globally but its main impact is seen in Europian countries and USA.
- Ford Ford model t came in 1908
- in 1910 Mercedes raceabout is considered as one of the first sports cars.
- in 1910 only Bugatti has started manufacturing with its famous model Bugatti type 13.
- Japanese company Mitsubishi also build Mitsubishi model in 1917 it was all hand built and limited edition for Japanese executive.
After that some famous models where Bugatti type 57 in 1934, Volkswagen Beetle in 1938 and Rolls-Royce Phantom 3 in 1936 with the v12 engine was among some of the most famous and successful cars.
The list of some other famous modern cars is as follows.
- 1966–present Toyota Corolla – a Japanese saloon/sedan that has become the popular nameplate of all time, with over forty million sold-out across eleven generations through July 2013.
- 1966–1992 Oldsmobile Toronado – Introduced electronic anti-lock braking system, and airbag 1st modern-era American car with front wheel drive.
- 1973–present Mercedes-Benz S-Class – safety belt pretensioner, and electronic traction control system.
- 1975–present BMW three Series – the 3 Series has been on car and Driver magazine’s annual 10 Best list 17 times.
- 1977–present Honda Accord saloon/sedan — a Japanese sedan that became fashionable within the U.S.
- 1983–present Chrysler minivans – the two-box minivan style nearly pushed the station wagon out of the market.
- 1984–present Renault Espace — initial mass one-volume car of the non-commercial MPV class.
- 1986–present Ford Taurus — this mid-sized front-wheel drive sedan dominated the U.S. market in the late-1980s.
- 1997–present Toyota Prius, launched within the Japanese market and have become the most effective known hybrid electrical vehicle and also the world’s top-selling hybrid.
- 1998–present Ford Focus — one amongst the foremost fashionable hatchbacks and Ford’s best marketing world automobile.
- 2008–present Tata Nano — a cheap (₹100,000, ≈ $2200), rear-engined, four-passenger city automobile aimed primarily at the Indian domestic market.
- 2008–2012 Tesla Roadster — first highway-capable all-electric vehicle in serial production for sale in the U.S. within the era. sold-out about 2,500 units worldwide.
- 2008–2013 BYD F3DM – initial highway-capable series production plug-in hybrid, launched in China in December 2008, sold-out over 2,300 units.
- 2009–present, Mitsubishi i-MiEV – initial highway-capable series production all-electric automobile, launched in Japan in July 2009 for fleet customers, and in April 2010 for retail customers. Rebadged versions of the i MiEV square measure sold-out in Europe by PSA Peugeot Citroën (PSA) as the Peugeot ion and Citroën C-Zero.
- 2010–present, Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt — all-electric car and plug-in hybrid correspondingly, launched in December 2010, are the world’s top-selling mass production vehicles of their kind. As of early December 2015, world volt sales totalled over 100,000. Nissan Leaf global sales achieved the 300,000 unit milestone in January 2018, creating the Leaf the world’s incomparable popular highway-capable automobile in history.
- 2012–present, Tesla Model S – Plug-in electric vehicle was ranked as the world’s best selling plug-in electric vehicle in 2015. it had been additionally named car of the century by car and Driver.