There are so many different theories on when was the automobile invented. Most historians think that the actual first car was invented sometime around the 2nd Century B.C. Some historians also think that the original vehicle to ever run on the streets was invented sometime around 3rd century A.D. Others think that the very first car to be driven on the open roads was actually invented by the Chinese. Nevertheless, there is one thing that we do know for sure and that is that cars have been around since then and that date can be dated back to about 3500 BC in history.
So, when was the electric car invented? Well, according to some of the earliest writings about the ancients, the use of a vehicle has been in existence longer than anyone would have ever suspected. The Chinese were said to have used such vehicles and they even had what they called a chariot that traveled through the desert. Charismatic tales surrounded this technology and they also said that these chariot type vehicles ran on smooth paved roads and never changed colors at all.
Another legend surrounds the inventor of the internal combustion engine. Many people are familiar with the story of the famous Thomas Edison. It was said that Edison was sitting one day playing with a wooden toy car when a car ran out of petrol and the inventor simply plugged in an internal combustion engine and thus was born the man who eventually gave us the internal combustion engine. Whether this story is true or not is debatable, but most people do agree that it was at least partially true.
Another early vehicle that may have been invented is one which was actually steam powered. This is the same as today’s high-tech steam powered cars. There was even a time when steam engines were used in war ships as long-range weaponry. These boats would travel through the ocean and would travel through the waterways firing cannons at enemy vessels so that they would sink and so the crew would not have to suffer if the ship was sunk. Many people believe this may have been the very first steam-powered vehicle that we know of.
A more recent story comes from an interview with one of the top historians of the World, Steven Van Zandberg. During the interview he was asked, when was the automobile invented? The answer that he came up with was during the middle of the 20th century. At the time, it was a group of automotive engineers. They had come up with new ideas for how to make automobiles and they were thinking of building the cars themselves, but they needed money in order to do it.
After they failed to get any investors interested, they took a new approach. Instead of working on their new ideas they decided to come up with a new type of vehicle that had airbags and other safety features. They knew that they had to come up with a fuel efficient vehicle because if no one had any money to buy the cars, then they had nothing to make. So they turned to Henry Ford. He was a wealthy man who had invented the Ford Motor Company and he had decided that he wanted to make a vehicle that was inexpensive to buy and to run, but he needed help in doing it.
This is where Thomas Edison came into the picture. He was an engineer and he designed one of the earliest vehicles that was made using the new internal combustion engine. It was called the Henry Ford Motor Company and it was these vehicles that were the forerunners of the modern day automobile. Of course, as history has shown that it was many decades later, after they had become huge, that they actually were able to beat out Henry Ford and become the world’s largest manufacturer of automobiles.
This may seem like a fairly simple thing to figure out when you think about it. The automobile was first invented, and it did not cost any money to buy. Therefore, everyone could go places and buy them. However, when they went places there were people who could afford vehicles and so they took them to those places. Some of these were race tracks where people would pay quite a lot of money to have a vehicle that they could use in the big races. No one knew that there would be such a thing as an automobile until they had one of their own.