Ferdinand Verbiest was the inventor of the first automobile in the year 1672.
When was the Automobile invented?
When was the patent granted on the Automobile?
Oliver Evans was granted the first patent for automobile in 1789.
Who was the patent granted to on the Automobile?
What is the history of the automobile?
The name automobile was derived from French word ‘auto’ which means self and Latin word ‘mobile’ which means moving.
Generally automobile is referred as a four wheeler vehicle mainly used for transportation purpose.
A priest named Ferdinand Verbiest build the first steam powered vehicle for the Chinese emperor Chien Lung in 1672.
Later Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot designed the first self-propelling mechanical automobile and was built by M. Brezin in 1769. A replica of this first automobile is on display at the Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers, in Paris.
Etienne Lenoir patented the first practical gas engine in Paris in 1860. He had a separate contraption that compressed the gas before it was sent into the combustion chamber. He drove the car that was built on his design from Paris to Joinville in 1862 but it wasn't very feasible and he became bankrupt
Alphonse Bear de Rochas was probably the first man to figure out how to compress the gas in the same cylinder in which it was to burn in the year 1862.
In 1902 production of automobiles was increased by Ransom Olds and later in 1914 Henry Ford expanded the production of automobiles.
Gasoline engine is used to convert gasoline in to motion and to move the automobile. For this purpose gasoline is burned inside an engine and internal combustion inside the engine creates motion to move the car.
The earlier external combustion engine was used by the burning the fuel outside of the engine to create motion.