The answer to this question lies on the surface; it is even strange that experts and ordinary people have been struggling with this question for one century. They cannot determine “that the electric cars or the combustion cars first appeared”. You heard this question at one time, but you are feel doubt.
Many of us know that car industry did revolution at 20 century, and the main reason of this is internal combustion engine using. Is it really so simple?
History of Automobile: electric and combustion cars
Let`s go to history of Automobile to answer the question. As you may have heard about famous Karl Benz which patented his Benz Patent-Motorwagen in 1886. History says that is the first modern car. It can be anticipated, therefore, that combustion car was created the first.
If you dig deeper, you will see that first practical electric cars were produced in the 1880s, which is almost the same time to combustion car birth year. Where does the truth lie in this case?
At that time, the combustion cars had become a popular for advances in internal combustion engines, like electric starters development and production of cheaper gasoline vehicles.
It could therefore be said that electric car project have a place at that time but the modern electric car was patented appeared more late.