Some Interesting Facts About Cars That You May Not Know

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Have you ever wondered who and when the first car was invented? What is the most expensive and the cheapest? Best selling? There are many interesting facts from the world of motoring you need to know!

If you did not know, the word car comes from the French language, merging the words “auto” and “mobile” and that means moving the transmission itself.


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Did you know that the first car invented by Verbierst Ferdinand back in the year 1672. It was a long time ago and there is no reliable evidence to prove this.

The first electric vehicle was given to us by Scottish scientist Robert Anderson, and the first petrol car by a German Karl Friedrich in 1885.

Then, in 1876, a scientist Nikolaus Otto and the Langen Company of Deutz bring us the first practical four-stroke engine.

The first cars instead of the steering wheels had a lever. It’s interesting isn’t it?

Then in 1897 the first insurance policy was purchased.

The first car accident occurred in the 1769. If you ever wanted to see what it looks like, you will be able to at the Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Metiers in Paris in which the remains of the vehicle are stored.

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The most expensive car in the world was made in 1987 sold it for believe it or not $8,700,000 and it was a Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe.

The best selling car ever, the Chevrolet Impala, sold over a million copies in 1965. It still holds the record.

The small Tata Nano breaks the record in cheapness.

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Did you know that the longest automotive column was about 110 miles long. It happened in France, between Paris and Lyon on the French Autoroute in 1980.

Luxembourg is most congested with cars. There is 570 cars per 1000 people.

Windshield wipers were invented by women. Wise right?

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An interesting fact was recorded in LA, it shows that the average speed dropped from 60 mph to just 17 mph from 1972 to the present.

On average, a person spends two weeks waiting for a red light at a traffic lights during the average lifetime. For us, it sometimes seems like it takes forever.

And did you know that the airbags needed only 40 milliseconds to inflate after an accident occurs.


The strangest invention of the auto industry is trying to use cappuccino as a fuel. Car-purccino costs 50 times more than a standard car to drive it, and it would take 56 espresso coffees to travel one mile. So who wants to go ahead …?

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