The First Car Ever Running Live! The Benz Motorwagen (1885)
This is some rare and exciting footage of the world’s first car’s engine igniting & running.
Regarding this car, Wikipedia states:
After developing a successful gas-powered two-stroke piston engine in 1873, Karl Benz focused on developing a motorized vehicle. His Patent Motorwagen (or Motor Car), introduced in 1886, is widely regarded as the first purpose-built automobile, that is a vehicle designed from the ground up to be motorized. Benz unveiled it officially on July 3, 1886 on the Ringstraße in Mannheim, Germany. The vehicle was patented with German patent number 37435, which Benz applied for on January 29, 1886.
Have a look! (After watching this you’ll be glad starting your car only takes the turn of a key!)
With a slow and gradual economic recovery, today’s consumers are more careful about spending their hard-earned money, even if it means putting the performance of their vehicle at risk. The average age for most vehicles in the United States is more than 11 years according to automotive research firm R.L. Polk and Co. Most consumers would rather hold on to their current vehicles while hoping the performance and functions of the vehicle hold out long enough to avoid the purchase of a new vehicle. Proper maintenance of the current vehicle will go a long way towards ensuring the vehicle stays on the road longer.
The 2015 KIA Soul EV is the all electric version of the new KIA Soul. With a range of 94 miles and a 105 MPG, this new electric car is KIA’s first crack at an EV. Like many other manufacturers KIA plans to sell the 2015 KIA Soul EV only in California. Hopefully other states will follow soon! If a quality all-electric car with satisfactory range were available here in the Phoenix area, would it be a serious consideration for your next car purchase?