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1886: Karl Benz Granted Patent for his First Automobile

1886: Karl Benz Granted Patent for his First Automobile
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On this day Karl Benz was granted a patent for the first successful automobile with an internal combustion engine in history. He used the wheels similar to the ones on a bicycle rather than wooden ones like on a carriage.

On this day Karl Benz was granted a patent for his automobile, which was also the first successful automobile with an internal combustion engine in the world.

The way Benz got to the idea for his first automobile is very interesting. He had a dream of designing a “horseless carriage” and his hobbies were bicycles. He made his first car by putting a gasoline-powered engine on a three-wheeled automobile with wheels like the ones on a bicycle (he didn’t use wooden ones like the ones used on a carriage).

The first automobile had only one cylinder with 954 cc and 0.8 horsepower. It was capable of reaching a speed of 16 km/h.

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