The first car in the world with a gasoline internal combustion engine was invented by outstanding German engineer and founder of the automobile by Karl Benz in 1885. It was a double crew on three high bicycle wheels and was named Motorwagen (literally - "motor carriage"). Benz successfully patented his invention, but to sell him it was not possible. As a result, the vehicle drove himself and his family. But exactly Benz was established the first-ever production car. This happened in 1888.
In 1886, another German engineer Gottlieb Daimler introduced a four-wheeled version of the car, which reached a speed of 16 km / h. Although the bicycle wheel in his car could already uglyadet features cars of the future.
Some historians have called one of the inventors of the car Austrian Siegfried Marcus, which started back in the automotive industry in 1875. Many of his achievements have been used in the automotive industry. So they invented the carburetor and open magnetoelectric ignition, which began to be used in internal combustion engines.
At the beginning of the XX century it was invented cars that run on electricity. Their forerunners appeared in the 1840s, but they were so clumsy and slow, that they could overtake a pedestrian walking at a leisurely pace. Electric same late XIX-early XX centuries were able to develop a speed of over 60 km / h. A Belgian Camille Zhenattsi created electric La Jamais Contente, overcame the line of 100 km / h.
However, the vehicles run on electricity has not received wide acceptance due to low battery capacity. Interest in this type of vehicles was revived only in the XXI century in connection with the need for clean fuel.