“In 1769, the very first self-propelled road vehicle came into existence. It was a military tractor invented by French engineer and mechanic, Nicolas Joseph Cugnot. He used a steam engine to power his vehicle, which was built under his instructions at the Paris Arsenal. In 1832 came Electric cars which was invented by Scottish Inventor Robert Anderson, Lastly German Nikolaus Otto discovered a really efficient gasoline engine. Otto was a traveling grocery salesman who taught himself engineering. During the 1860s, he tinkered with various engine designs and, in 1876, finally came up with a really efficient gasoline engine, which worked by methodically repeating the same four steps (or “”strokes””) over and over again. Virtually every car engine has worked the same way ever since.

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