Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Inventor Of The First True Gasoline Powered Automobile

Question: Who Is Credited With Inventing The First True Gasoline Powered Automobile?

  • Greg Van Porsche
  • Wilhelm Maybach
  • Henry Ford
  • Karl Benz
  • Gottlieb Daimler
Answer:  On January 29, Karl Benz received the first patent (DRP No. 37435) for a gas-fueled car. It was a three-wheeler; Benz built his first four-wheeled car in 1891. Benz & Cie., the company started by the inventor, became the world's largest manufacturer of automobiles by 1900. Benz was the first inventor to integrate an internal combustion engine with a chassis - designing both together.

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