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The history of automobiles is packed with fantastic inventions that led to the evolution of the modern car. Even though the first archetype of the modern automobile was credited to Karl Benz, in the year 1885, the very first self propelled vehicle was invented as early as 1769 by Nicolas Cugnot, who used steam engines to power the three wheeled vehicle.
The evolution of cars down the ages has always been an interesting topic and has been filled with many startling facts. Although it is commonly believed that the first steam powered vehicle was built by Nicolas Cugnot in 1769, this is sometimes disputed by others, who put forward another theory that the first steam powered car was built as early as 1672 by Ferdinand Verbiest, a jesuit missionary in China. But very little information is available regarding this.
The early automobile era played an important role in the development of modern cars. According to the views of historians, the automobile was not the result of an invention by a single person at a specific time but a result of many invention and innovations. Still, it is widely believed that Nicolas Cugnot, a French engineer, was responsible for the invention of the first automobile.
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.