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The word "car" originated from "carriage".
The word carriage is believed to originate from
the Latin word carrus or carrum, meaning
"wheeled vehicle".

The word "Automobile," a classical
compound derived from Ancient Greek
autós (αὐτός) "self" and Latin mobilis

In 1769 the first steam powered automobile capable
of human transportation was built by French
inventor Nicolas Joseph Cugnot.

In 1808, French inventor François Isaac de Rivaz designed
the first car powered by an internal combustion engine
fueled by hydrogen.

In 1885, German engine designer Karl Benz, developed
a gasoline powered automobile.

The automobile was powered by a single cylinder 4 stroke


Did you know that the
first workable gasoline engine
automobile ever built in the
was invented in Milwaukee?

For this and other Wisconsin
Automobile History:

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Windshield Wipers,
The Dashboard,
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