How would you travel if there were no vehicles around? It’s almost unthinkable, right? Had there been no cars, trains, bikes or other vehicles, we’d still be using carts and travelling from one place to another would be next to impossible. No more exploring the world, no more vacations, no world tours. Gosh, the phrase “life is a struggle” would fit best at that time!
But thankfully we don’t have to go through such a situation. Even if we can’t afford a luxury airplane trip, most of us own a car. But have you ever thought how much mystery lies in that piece of machinery you use every day?
Well, today you have the opportunity to learn some interesting facts about cars. And regardless of how learned you consider yourself when it comes to them, we’re pretty sure some of these car facts will blow you away.
So people, fasten your seatbelts, ‘coz we’re about to take a ride through the past. Here we go.
La premiére or the first
The first car was invented by Karl Benz in 1885, and contrary to what the world knows now, it wasn’t the Germans who brought about the invention. Until 1906 France was the only nation known for mass car production. Later on, America took over the position in the year 1907.
Yours truly “Model T”
Henry Ford developed the Model T. It was the first car that was available to the local public and it wasn’t very expensive. In the early 1900s, the cost of this vehicle was around $850, but by 1925 the prices reduced to a mere $260. This was due to the invention of an assembly line which made production faster and easier.
World’s first Electric Car
The credit for that goes to William Morrison. Morrison developed the first successful electric car in the U.S which was capable of carrying six passengers at a time and had a speed of fourteen miles per hour. His invention instigated others to learn about electric vehicles.
The best-selling car
You might be thinking about some high-end SUV, but the fact is that Toyota Corolla is the world’s best-selling car till date. The model was launched in 1966, and since then, it’s been the most desirable car due to its performance. With a reach to 150 countries, the company has sold one car every 15 seconds!
There’s a lot more to cars than we’ve ever thought. None of us think about it when we buy it or while riding, but we can at least be grateful to the makers for this life-saving invention. And here’s a bonus fact – do you know there are more cars in Los Angeles than people? Though it’s quite weird, it’s a fact. And we bet now that we’ve got your mind racing, you’re going to dig up much more info on cars.