T H E E VO LU T IO N O F
A U T O M O BIL E S
By: Olivia Gochar
Class – Technology Honors
THE PRODUCT :
A car was invented as a way for humans to travel
with ease to their desired destination. It can be used
to move your things or carry groceries to your home,
but the question of the matter is who originally made
the first car? This question does not have a
straightforward answer. The history of the
automobile is very rich and dates back to the 15th
century when Leonardo da Vinci was creating
designs and models for transport vehicles.
HISTORY OF A CAR
1769 - Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot built the very first steam powered vehicle that only
had three wheels and was a military tractor for the French.
1832-1839 - Robert Anderson built an electrical vehicle that had the same format as
Nicolas’s steam tractor, but also a mixture of a horse-drawn carriage. 1893 - Charles Edgar Duryea and his brother frank built the first successfully
manufactured gasoline powered vehicle and the brothers set up the first American car manufacturing company in the U.S.A.
1908 - Henry Ford introduces low priced vehicles for the common man called
Model T. (Farmer’s Car)
2014 – Kia Motors America is working on implementing a new charging network in
the state of California and have a more clean and more efficient to get around.
MAJOR CHANGES IN CARS
Originally, cars were never supposed to have a top or
to have people use them to get around. In 1769, when the
first vehicle was made, it was only to be used by the
military. As the years went by, so many change have been
made to improve the style of a car. The first few
unsuccessful cars were made with three wheels and
different types of engines. The first was steam, the second
was electric, and the third is gasoline. In this era, cars are powered by gasoline, but engineers are trying to create
electrical cars so they run more efficiently.
EFFECTS OF CARS ON
SOCIETY AND THE
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