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Today, Ford is more than simply an American automaker. It is an automotive icon woven into the American tapestry and therefore something we often take for granted. However, a long and arduous path brought the Ford Motor Co. to this place – the Ford history.
The development of the motor car can be traced back to 1769, when a French engineer Nicolas Cugnot invented the first steam powered car for use by the French army to haul heavy artillery. This start of the car history paved the way for further progress, and it is said that the modern automobile is the result of over 100.000 patents at various ages!
The automobile, one of the most important inventions of mankind has resulted in a great many developments in the world. The early automobiles were dated to as early as 1672, although they were a far cry from the high-tech models that we see today. From the first models that were powered by steam, it has undergone a great deal of transformation. The invention of the internal combustion engine by Issac Rivaz in 1806 brought about a major breakthrough in the development of vehicles.
The early car history before the year 1800 is short and not very accurate since there are not a lot of records from that time. Both of the mentioned cars were either not confirmed at all or there is doubt that they really worked:
First Car And First Modern Automobile
Most of the automobiles that were invented in the early era were steam powered and were modeled on the basis of a horseless carriage. Although Nicolas Cugnot was credited with the invention of the first self propelled vehicle in 1769, it is Karl Benz who is known as the inventor of the modern automobile.
Self-propellant vehicles had been in the offing since late 1700s in Europe, and by the middle of 1800, engineers had come out with models that ran on steam, combustion as well as electrical energy. While the steam powered cars lasted only till the 1920s, and production of electric cars too ceased beyond the first decade of the twentieth century, combustion engines caught on and underwent development at various stages, to contribute to the progress of the automobile industry.