Automobiles in the Late 1800's

Price- Some cost as much as $100,000 in todays money.


More successful electric road vehicles were invented by both Thomas Davenport and Scotsmen Robert Davidson around 1842. Both inventors were the first to use the newly invented but non-rechargeable batteries.

Info about Why the Invention is Useful

  • It made travel faster and more efficient.
  • It helps get across town or to anywhere nicer
  • It made people not have to worry as much about horse travel


The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self-Reliance," 1841

Companies to Contact for Cars

General Motors, Ford, and Chrystler