The Car

The history of the cars

What is a car?

A car (also called an automobile) is a vehicle used to transport passeA car (also called an automobile) is a vehicle used to transport passengers. Cars usually have four wheels and an internal combustion engine. Another name is automobile from Greek "auto" and French "mobile". This name means "self-moving", as cars do not need horses or other external sources of power to move. A car needs a type of liquid to drive around that is called either "petrol" or "diesel" depending on the car.ngers. Cars usually have four wheels and an internal combustion engine.

The History

The first working steam-powered vehicle was designed—and most likely built—by Ferdinand Verbiest, a Flemish member of a Jesuit mission in China around 1672. It was a 65-cm-long scale-model toy for the Chinese Emperor that was unable to carry a driver or a passenger. It is not known if Verbiest's model was ever built.