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Henry Ford succeeded the first moving assembly line in 1913

At Highland Park a new 60-acre Ford factory was built. Inspired by Chicago meatpacking plants, Henry Ford designed a moving […]

The name ‘Tata Sumo’ is a tribute to Sumant Moolgaokar, a former MD of Tata Motors

The name ‘Sumo’ is all about the strength of a visionary leader. Tata Motors derived this name to pay tribute […]

Benz produced the first successful commercial automobile

World’s first patented motor vehicle was developed by Karl Friedrich Benz in Mannheim, Germany. Development of the car was completed […]

Ford plotted a publicity stunt in 1911

Henry Alexander Jr., son of a car dealer in Edinburgh, was challenged by his father to scale Ben Nevis (1345 […]

The Toyota Corolla was the second best selling vehicle of the world in 2017 having sold 924120 cars

Bridgestone became the biggest tire manufacturer of the world in 2017, with tire related sales worth 26.2 billion U.S. Dollars

2017 saw 79.02 new cars enter the streets around the world

Fiat sold 402355 cars in their home territory, Italy, in 2017

The Ford F-Series trucks were the highest selling car and light truck model worldwide in 2017, having moved 1073290 units off the line

It has been observed that if a person has bought a Bugatti, his possessions on an average already include 84 cars, 3 jets and a yacht

When the windscreen wipers were first invented, the inventor Mary Anderson tried to sell this idea to various automobile companies but in vain.So when the companies actually gave their cars windscreen wiper, the inventor sued them and won the case

In the first ever real motor sport racing event, the top speed was just 15mph

The probability of you crashing your vehicle increases 23 times if you start texting while driving

An unnecessary 56 billion pounds of CO2 gets released into the atmosphere because 5.5 billion hours of American commuters go waste being held up in traffic

If a new car is bought in Denmark, an additional 150% of tax is levied upon it

The U.S. has a higher number of fatalities in motoring accidents than other high income countries

Because the electric cars are silent, the U.S. and E.U. have made laws that makes it mandatory for electric cars to have an artificial noise so that pedestrians can detect them

Around a 1.25 million people lose their lives to traffic mishaps globally every year

Less people die of malaria than that of road accidents

Just a standard service done to your Bugatti Veyron sets you back by US$21,000

The world’s first ever speeding ticket was issued to a person for doing 8mph in a 2mph zone

Automatic transmission is the preferred choice of many Americans as just 18% of the American drivers can drive a car with manual transmission

Post 9/11, more Americans preferred a car over a plane, resulting in around 1000 additional deaths

Presently, half of the cars driving around the streets of Norway are electric or hybrids

White was the most popular color choice for cars in 2013

Even as Tesla Inc. is losing money, in 2017 it was valued ahead of Ford in terms of being the most valuable car company in the U.S. with a second overall ranking

The Mini had its first ever design sketch drawn over a napkin

Airbags take just 30 milliseconds to inflate

The first car from Porsche was actually an electric car

Bentley, Bugatti, Audi, Porsche, SEAT, Scania, Lamborghini, Ducati, Skoda, MAN are all a part of the Volkswagen Group

38 hours per year of an average American is spent being stuck in traffic

Around 75% of the Rolls Royce cars ever made still ply over the streets around the world

Ethanol, derived from sugarcane, is used as fuel in 92% of new cars in Brazil

A car is a collection of over 30,000 parts integrated together

If you were to drive your car at 60mph towards the moon continuously, you would reach the moon in less than 6 months

A Mercedes dealership received a letter from Hitler, who then was imprisoned, begging for a car loan

Of the total manufacturing employment of Europe, 3.4 million jobs or 11% of the jobs are automotive manufacturing jobs

The total tax obtained from automobiles in EU15 amounts to €413 billion, which is thrice the total EU budget

Around the world, 165,000 cars get produced daily

The automotive industry, directly or indirectly, is responsible for employment of 13.3 million people which turns out to 6.1% of the employed European population

The investment made by European Union into automotive R&D and parts sector is at an all time high of €53.8 billion as of June 2018

3,677,605 is the number of cars produced in India in the year 2016

At the current rate of passenger car sales for the year 2018 across the world, the projected figure of total sales worldwide is 81.6M vehicles

In 2016, passenger car sales across the globe passed the 70 million mark for the first time in automotive history

The first ever recorded car accident occurred in Ohio in the year 1891

Car drivers of Turkmenistan get 120 litres of petrol for free every month

It is said that the human population of Los Angeles is less than the total number of cars there

Ralph Teetor, the inventor cruise control was blind

The Koenigsegg Agera R is the fastest production street legal car in the world, clocking an average speed of 277mph on the record run on the streets of Nevada, in 2018

Henry Ford once made a car out of soyabeans, in the year 1941

There hasn’t been a single fatality in a Volvo XC90 in Europe

Traffic in New York is a lot peaceful than here in India, as honking your horn except in emergencies is illegal in NYC

Volvo patented the three point seat belt and made it available to everyone for free in the interest of safety. As a result, one life is saved every 6 minutes

A private car spends 95% of its life parked

In the event of a car crash, 40% of the drivers don’t even hit the brakes

Horse poop was considered a major pollutant in the early years of the 20th century, as a result of which cars were being viewed as a green option

U.S $8876 per year is the average cost of owning and maintaining a car in U.S. That amounts to $ 443,800 over a span of 50 years

The U.S state Nevada became the first state to issue a license for self-driving vehicles

80% of the average car is recyclable

Rs 82 goes to the government as various taxes in India, on every Rs 100 you pay to buy luxury cars, SUVs

In India, the ratio of two-wheeler is 85 per 1000 people

In India, the ratio of passenger vehicles is 16 per 1000 people

Indian Auto industry, directly and indirectly, employs 19.5 million people

8 out of 10 motorbikes sold in India is either from Hero MotoCorp, Honda or Bajaj

1 in every 2 scooters sold in India is Honda Activa

2 Maruti Suzuki vehicles are sold in India every minute

23.85 million Commercial vehicles were produced worldwide in the year 2017

73.46 million Cars were produced worldwide in the year 2017

On every Rs 100 you spend to buy a small car, approximately Rs 56 goes to the government in the form of various taxes

Indian Auto industry contributes 25% to the total manufacturing GDP

The Indian auto industry currently contributes 18% to the country’s total excise revenue

Alabama law: It is illegal to drive while blind-folded.

Alaska law: it’s illegal to tether a dog to the roof.

Tennessee and California law: no shooting animals from your car, unless whale.

California law: it’s illegal to jump from cars travelling over 65mph.

UK law: No peeing in public, unless it’s the right rear wheel of your car.

The largest speeding fine ever was $1,000,000. It was given to a Swedish man who was going 180 mph in Switzerland, where fines are proportional to income.

It is a criminal offense to drive around Russia in a dirty car.

The BMW M5 engine is so quiet that fake engine noises are played through the speakers in order to remind buyers of their cars’ performance levels.

The most expensive street-legal car in the world is the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, at $4.8 million. It is literally coated in diamonds. There are just 3 in existence.

The best selling car of all time is the Toyota Corolla, with over 30 million sales since 2009. One Corolla is sold every 40 seconds around the world.

The BMW logo derives from the company’s origin as an airplane manufacturer. The now iconic blue and white “target sign” represents a spinning white propeller against a blue sky.

The year 1886 is considered to be the birth of the modern car. In that year, German inventor Carl Benz built a modern automobile called the Benz Patent-Motorwagen.

There are currently over 1 billion cars on the earth

A man in Springfield, Massachusetts drove his 1928 Rolls-Royce Roadster for an impressive 82 years