Automobile Used for Public Transportation

Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir, Belgian engineer invented the first automobile for personal transportation. Lenoir converted his two-cycle engine from coal gas to liquid fuel in 1862. The first automobile was test driven 6 miles (9.7 kilometres) on public roads for a three hour trip in September 1863.

      1862, September 1863
      Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir
      Paris, France

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