Evolution of Cars
Honors English 4
A car is formally called an automobile and they have changed the world from the start. Cars have made a huge market once they were available to the public. Ever since the first car, the car scene has changed from steam to combustion engines and much more. Since the first car in 1672 to new car today, everything is different on them.
The first car ever was a steam powered automobile made in 1672 by Ferdinand Verbiest, a Flemish member of a Jesuit mission in China. In 1769, Nicholas Joseph Cugnot created a steam powered tricycle and was known for the first full size vehicle. Nicephore Niepce created the first internal combustion engine in 1807, which was called a pyreolophore and the tested it by putting it in a boat on the Saone River in France. More and more break throughs happened in the car world and engines got bigger and had more power and towards more modern day became more fuel efficient.
The earliest designs of cars were only owned by rich people and the average person could not afford an automobile. In 1902 an Oldsmobile factory was created and based upon an assembly line so that cars could be massed produced. Ranson E. Olds was the creator of the idea but at first it didn’t catch on. At the beginning of 1914, the concept of an assembly line was greatly expanded by Henry Ford. After the assembly line was up and going, a Ford car came off the line every 15 minutes and once the concept of mass production was created, the average citizen could afford a car. Ford quickly became much known and very popular with the model T since then no other car company has had such a high percentage of cars on the road of just that car company.
As mass production continued, cars started to become a normal thing in the everyday life and they had to become more efficient and family friendly. The weight of power of cars changed over time to become more efficient. Also the body style of cars changed to suit people’s preference and the seating. They had two seater cars or larger cars that could carry on average five to…