Steam-powered self-propelled vehicles large enough to transport people and cargo were first devised in the late 18th century. Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot demonstrated his fardier à vapeur ("steam dray"), an experimental steam-driven artillery tractor, in 1770 and 1771.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_automobile

Steam-powered self-propelled vehicles large enough to transport people and cargo were first devised in the late 18th century. Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot demonstrated his fardier à vapeur ("steam dray"), an experimental steam-driven artillery tractor, in 1770 and 1771. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_automobile

Nicholas-Cugnots-Dampfwagen - Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cugnots Dampfwagen, Paris K Dampfkessel, CC Dampfzylinder; stündlich 4 km

Old Engraving depicting the 1771 crash of Nicolas Joseph Cugnot's steam powered car

The First Cars Were Powered by Steam!

1770 - THREE WHEELED STEAM POWERED WAGON - Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot was a French inventor. He is known to have built the first working self-propelled mechanical vehicle, the world's first automobile.

EL PRIMER AUTOMÓVIL. NICOLÁS-JOSEPH CUGNOT. (1725-1804). El primer vehículo autopropulsado o automóvil se le atribuye a Nicolás-Joseph Cugnot, ingeniero militar e inventor. Realizó pruebas de modelos de vehículos impulsados por motores de vapor para el Ejército Francés, pensados para arrastrar cañones pesados, tarea que empezó en 1765. En 1769 consiguió que funcionase una versión de su Fardier à vapeur (“Coche de vapor”). Al año siguiente construyó una versión mejorada.

National Inventors Month is a time for collector car enthusiasts to reflect upon the creativity of the innovators responsible for the invention of the car.

The first experimental vehicles were built in the 17th and 18th century, but it was not until after Richard Trevithick had developed the use of high-pressure steam, around 1800, that mobile steam engines became a practical proposition. The first half of the 19th century saw great progress in steam vehicle design, and by the 1850s it was viable to produce them on a commercial basis. The next sixty years saw continuing improvements in vehicle technology and manufacturing techni

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot was a French inventor who experimented with working models of steam-engine-powered vehicles for the French Army, intended for transporting cannons, starting in

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot - Wikipedia

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot - Wikipedia

1770 - NICOLAS-JOSEPH CUGNOT - Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot is known to have built the first working self-propelled mechanical vehicle, the world's first automobile.

1770 - NICOLAS-JOSEPH CUGNOT - Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot is known to have built the first working self-propelled mechanical vehicle, the world's first automobile.

An early steam powered vehicle, the Fardier à vapeur invented by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot in 1769. It was used by the French military to haul artillery. There is some evidence it could actually run, making it the first successful steam car, but was never put into production due to some inherent instability and the fact that it did not perform the way the French Army wanted it to.

An early steam powered vehicle, the Fardier à vapeur invented by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot in It was used by the French military to haul artillery. There is some evidence it could actually run,.

The first "automobile accident"?

Fardier a vapeur, the first self moving vehicle. Constructed by Joseph Cugnot in the year Also, picture depicts first automobile accident.

While some sources would say that it was Karl Benz - who invented the first ever car, others give the credit to Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot.

While some sources would say that it was Karl Benz - who invented the first ever car, others give the credit to Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot.

A História do Automóvel - Carro a vapor Em 1769, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot construiu o primeiro veículo mecânico auto-impulsionado, que passou a ser chamado de "automóvel". Precisava ser parado a cada 15 minutos para permitir o resfriamento do motor a vapor.  Crédito da imagem: North Wind Picture Archive

A História do Automóvel

1769 Nicolas Joseph Cugnot (The very first automobile...and no, it's not a Mercedes-Benz.)

1769 Nicolas Joseph Cugnot (The very first automobile.and no, it's not a Mercedes-Benz.

1766 Cugnot Steam Trike "First self-propelled vehicle ever built" (Replica)

Working replica of oldest vehicle in the world to appear a

A replica of Nicolas Joseph Cugnot’s steam-powered car, circa 1770 - Capharnaum Steampunk

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