It can be interesting to understand the history of the automobile that we currently have. The current cars are comfortable, classic, speedy and they have an attractive look. There are different models determined by their price and the facilities in the car. Thus here is the history of how the first car has evolved to the modern car we have today.
The first automobile dated back in 1769. The automobiles that were being used in the past looked different from the modern cars. They looked more of horse carriages.Then, people thought that it would be better to have carriages that were not being pulled by horses.That’s when they discovered that they could add engine to the carriages. The carriages that were developed were called horseless carriages although they did not take off impressively.
A German engineer by the name Nikolas Otto invented an internal engine that used petrol energy in 1876. A usable engine was made at this time.Later on the engine was tested on experimental cars that used petrol as the main source of fuel.
In 1885, mechanics and engineers worked on the cars that used petrol and made them available to the public. Those cars cannot be compared with the modern cars because they were too slow and they had three wheels only like bicycle wheels.
The first car that was reliable was made in 1908. it was known as Ford Model T and driving it was much better. Since the car was produced in large quantities, it was easily available to a lot of people. Due to the mass production, costs related to production were cut, and therefore the car was cheap making many families buy the car.
Volkswagen Beetle was the first car that became popular. Ferdinand Porsche designed the car in the 1930s, but it was not until 1945 that the car was manufactured and sold.The car became popular to many people because it was not expensive to run, it was strong, and it was not easy to break down.
Many countries all over the world in the 1950s did have disposable income, and they could show their wealth by purchasing big cars and then customize them. Among the car parts that were being used were fins, tail lights, electronic windows and they became famous.Unfortunately, the large cars used to consume a lot of petrol though the price of petrol was not high and people had income.
In the 1960s, cars begun to be popular with someone like James Bond driving Aston Martin. Though, cars had not reached to many people in the world until in the 1980s.