Category: Did you know

Dec 28, 2016
First passenger car was steam-powered

The world’s first passenger-carrying automobile was steam-powered. It was designed to serve up to eight passengers and was built by Richard Trevithick (1771-1833). Its first drive was at Camborne, Cornwall on 24 December 1801.

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Dec 25, 2016
35% of the world’s population drivers on the left side of the road

Back in the early days when the knights were riding their horses, everyone was using the left side, as it was more practicable. Everything changed as people started to driving carriages and it become more convenient to sit on the right side. It took a while to get introduced in most of the countries, but […]

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Dec 23, 2016
Up to 80% of a car parts can be recycled

Did you know that up to 80% of a car’s parts can be recycled?. It might be of some consolation to the people who’s cars are about to end their life. Lead-acid batteries, tires, metals, oil and some other parts can be reused and recycled. Many parts can be even sold for reuse. Their price […]

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Dec 22, 2016
Combustion engine cars were once regarder as more eco-friendly alternative

It was back in time when horses were heavily polluting the cities with manure. To give you an example, the city of Milwaukee in the USA, with its 350,000 citizens had a horse population of 12,500, which produced about 133 tonnes of manure a day! Cleaning all this was a huge problem and that’s why […]

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Dec 21, 2016
95% of a car’s lifetime is spent parked

Did you know that average car spends about 95% of its time parked? In some big cities, it drops to about 92% due to increased traffic and extended commuting time. And maybe it also takes longer to find a parking place  Even if you count only the daytime, by subtracting the 8 hours of sleep […]

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Dec 20, 2016
The highest car mileage record is 4,890,992 km

Did you know, that the highest car mileage record is 4,890,992 km? It was made by Irvin “Irv” Gordon from the USA with his 1966 Volvo 1800S. Irv drives his car on a daily basis and covers an estimated 140,000–160,000 km per year. Recently he decided to move on and now drives a new Volvo […]

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Dec 20, 2016
Volvo gave away their three-point seatbelt patent for free to save lives

You may find it interesting, that Volvo Gave Away Their Three-point seatbelt patent for free to improve worldwide driving safety. Although they might have earned millions on this invention, they’ve decided that saving people’s lives is more important. Before that, seat belts were simple two-point waist restraints, and in crashes, they often did more harm […]

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