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August 18, 2019

A Car That Will Give You Nightmares

An automobile, auto car, motor car or car is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor. Most definitions of the term specify that automobiles are designed to run primarily on roads, to have seating for one to eight people, to typically have four wheels, and to be constructed principally for the transport of people rather than goods.

The term motorcar has also been used in the context of electrified rail systems to denote a car which functions as a small locomotive but also provides space for passengers and baggage. These locomotive cars were often used on suburban routes by both interurban and intercity railroad systems.

There are approximately 600 million passenger cars worldwide (roughly one car per eleven people). Around the world, there were about 806 million cars and light trucks on the road in 2007; the engines of these burn over a billion cubic meters (260 billion US gallons) of petrol/gasoline and diesel fuel yearly. The numbers are increasing rapidly, especially in China and India.

The word automobile comes, via the French auto mobile from the Ancient Greek word αὐτός (autós, “self”) and the Latin mobilis (“movable”); meaning a vehicle that moves itself. The alternative name car is believed to originate from the Latin word carrus or carrum (“wheeled vehicle”), or the Middle English word carre (“cart”) (from Old North French), in turn these are said to have originated from the Gaulish word karros (a Gallic Chariot).

Animals Made From Car Parts

A car (also called an automobile) is a vehicle used to transport passengers. Cars usually have four wheels and an internal combustion engine.
Some small “city” cars carry only two people, and/or have very little luggage space; other types are able to carry many passengers or heavy loads. For example, family station wagons or estate cars carry from 6 to 9 people, or fewer people with lots of luggage. A van or pickup truck is a car-like vehicle made for carrying medium sized loads, for example of goods for delivery or plumber’s and builder’s tools and materials.
In order for a car to work, it must have fuel, most often petrol, which is sometimes called gasoline, or can run on diesel. Other less common fuels are natural gas, or electricity. Many car-making companies are also now trying to build vehicles that run successfully using hydrogen fuel cells, which are as convenient as petrol or diesel fuelled cars but do not give out any polluting exhaust gases ( but making hydrogen may at first still need electricity made by a power plant that burns similar fossil fuels ).
The earliest automobiles recorded were actually steam engines attached to wagons. This was invented by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot in the late 1700’s. The steam engines were heavy and therefore the wagon was very slow and hard to control. Cugnot was the very first person to get into a motor vehicle accident when he crashed his wagon into a wall.

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