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The car in history.

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The car as we know it nowadays did not come into existence magically overnight but rather through the constant and hard work of many people who have gradually allowed the world of the automobile to evolve. From the first model until today the car has evolved enormously. Let's go back to some models from the beginning of the history of the automobile.

The “Fardier à vapeur”

It was made in 1769 and enabled the user to move at an approximate speed of 4 km/h. The cart chariot had been powered by a steam boiler and was not very practical but extremely ingenious. It had an autonomy of barely 15 minutes, so it was not possible to use it for long distances and for traveling.

The obedient

We make a leap in time to land in 1873 to attend the invention of the obedient by an inventor and bell caster named Amédée Bollée. Much faster than the “Fardier à vapeur”, this car can reach 40 km/h and can carry up to 12 passengers. Its engine also works thanks to the steam, although the beginnings of this vehicle are not very perfect it will end up being accepted by the authorities of the time.

The Benz Patent-Motorwagen

Several inventions preceded the appearance of what is considered by many as the first automobile in history. The combustion engine, which is a component of the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, is one of its inventions. This three-wheeled can go up to 16 km/h and weighs about 265 kg when empty and runs on gasoline.

The Citroën 10 HP Type A

Marketed for a little more than two years, the Citroën Type A was launched in 1919 with approximately 24,093 units. Particularly affordable for its time and extremely beautiful, this automobile innovation had been made unique by its design, its electric starter and its lighting. This model of the Citroën brand with four seats weighs 810 km and can go up to 65Km/h.