The first solar car invented is outlined including the work of William G. Cobb of General Motors and vehicles such as the Sunmobile, Baker, Sunrunner and Bluebird .
The first car invented or made in the history of the world in each category is outlined including steam, diesel, hydrogen, electric, gasoline and solar powered vehicles and inventors.
Who invented the first car? If we're talking about the first modern automobile, then it's Karl Benz in 1886. But long before him, there were strange forerunners to the today's cars, including toys for emperors, steam-powered artillery carriers, and clanking, creaking British buses.
What Was The First Car? A Quick History of the Automobile for Young People. by William W. Bottorff. Several Italians recorded designs for wind driven vehicles.
Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot is widely credited with building the first full-scale, self-propelled mechanical vehicle or car in about 1769; he created a steam-powered tricycle. He also constructed two steam tractors for the French Army, one of which is preserved in the French National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts.
In 1828, Ányos Jedlik, a Hungarian who invented an early type of electric motor, created a tiny model car powered by his new motor. In 1834, Vermont blacksmith Thomas Davenport, the inventor of the first American DC electric motor, installed his motor in a small model car, which he operated on a short circular electrified track.
The 1886 three-wheeled Benz Patent Motor Car, model no. 1, is regarded as the first automobile (patent no. 37435) • read more
The Car That Ran On Water. Sunday, July 8, 2007. By Dean Narciso; Columbus Dispatch | After more than 20 years of research and tinkering, it was time to celebrate.Stanley Allen Meyer, his brother and two Belgian investors raised glasses in the Grove City Cracker Barrel on March 20, 1998.
Date Event; May 14, 1886: First motor invented. German inventor Karl Benz creates the first motor car, called the Benz Patent-Motorwagon. June 4, 1895
Timeline: History of the Electric Car 1832-1839 Scottish inventor Robert Anderson invents the first crude electric carriage powered by non-rechargeable primary cells.