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Cars EvolutionThe evolution of cars or automobiles started as early as 1769, by invention of steam-powered cars capable for human transport. In early 1800s – 1806 to be exact, the first cars powered by internal combustion engines running on fuel gas appeared, which in turn directed to the introduction in 1885 of the ubiquitous modern gasoline – or petrol-fueled internal combustion engine.

Cars powered by electricity briefly appeared at the turn of the 20th century but largely disappeared from commonality until the turn of the 21st century, when interest in low- and zero-emissions transportation was reignited. As such, the early history of the automobile can be divided into a number of eras based on the prevalent method of automotive propulsion during that time. Later periods were defined by trends in exterior styling and size and utility preferences.

It can be said that the future of automobiles will focus on those with low and zero emission, which is a return to the beginnings of transportation (e.g. horse powered chariots), only this time with much (many) more horse power.

Era Year Example of Brands and Models initiated
Classic / Antique 1890s Veteran 1889 Panhard et Levassor (France)
1891 Peugeot (France)
1893 Duryea Motor Wagon Co. (USA)
1898 Pioneer (Australia)
1899 FIAT (Italy)
1900s 1900 Vincke, Germain, Linon and Nagant (Belgium); Fritz Henriod, Rudolf Egg, Saurer, Johann Weber, and Lorenz Popp (Swiss); Vagnfabrik AB, Hammel (Sweden)
1902 Olds Motor Vehicle Company / Oldsmobile (USA)
1903 Cadillac, Winton, and Ford (USA)
Brass or Edwardian
1908 Ford Model T
1910 Mercer Raceabout,
1910s 1910 Bugatti Type 13
1920s 1922 Austin 7, Lancia Lambda
1924 Bugatti Type 35
1925 Hanomag 2 / 10 PS
1927 Ford Model A
1930 Cadillac V-16
1930s Pre – World War II 1932 Alvis Speed 20 and Speed 25, Ford V-8
1934 Bugatti Type 57, Citroën Traction Avant
1936 MG T Series, Rolls-Royce Phantom III
1940s 1938 Volkswagen Beetle
1950s Post – World War II 1948 Morris Minor
1959 MINI
1960s 1961 Jaguar E-Type
1964 Ford Mustang
1969 Datsun 240Z
Modern 1966 Toyota Corolla
1967 NSU Ro 80
1973 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
1975 BMW 3 Series
1977 Honda Accord
1980s 1981 Dodge Aries and Plymouth Reliant
1983 Chrysler minivans
1986 Ford Taurus
2010s - Future

1. Georgano, G.N. (1985). Cars: Early and Vintage, 1886-1930. London: Grange-Universal.

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