Unformatted text preview: automobile at an International Exhibition of Electricity in Paris. • In 1885, Karl Benz designed and built a car powered by gasoline. This car was made in Germany. This was the first ever car to be granted a patent in 1886. The rest is history and the world acknowledged Karl Benz as the "Inventor of the modern automobile". He also invented the first ever car with an internal combustion flat engine in 1896. • On average, 16 million to 17 million new cars , SUVs and trucks are sold each year in the United States. The economy and market dictate the exact number each year. • People buy cars for getting around from one point to another very quickly • People also buy cars for a status symbol • It can give the driver an adrenaline rush...
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- Fall '10
- Car, Internal combustion engine, Automobile, Karl Benz, Ferdinand Verbiest