Cars were originally seen as the environmentally-friendly alternative to horse and buggy, since horse manure caused so much pollution, and frankly wasn't sanitary.
A British Inventor, by the name of Andy Green, has invented a car that he believes can go 8000 miles per tank (or 2560 km/liter)! Costing less than $4000 to build, and weighing about 125 pounds, Green is the record holder for fuel efficient cars in Britain. The downside is that it took two years to build, and only has a 35cc engine, so it won't be competing in NASCAR any time soon.
Russians are big on clean cars. In fact, it's considered a criminal offense in Moscow to drive around with a car so dirty that you can not see the license plate number.
The Chinese have banned red cars in Shanghai.
Your automobile, if it was made in recent years, is about 75-percent recyclable.
The "new car smell" has over 50 organic compounds, all of which are volatile (can become gas). Thankfully, none of them are toxic, so it's safe and smells great!
The average American spends about 38 hours each year stuck in traffic. I'm pretty sure this doesn't include the 405 or the 91, as there are apparently more cars than people in this region of the US.
Most airbags move at 4500 mph within the first second and at a force of 200 times that of the gravitational pull of the Earth.
The original dashboard was actually used in the horse and buggy. It was a piece of wood, designed to prevent mud from hitting the driver.
The world record for people crammed into a SMART car is 19. They were all very small, young Pakistani women.
Car fines in Switzerland are proportionate to a person's income. A man was fined one million dollars for going 180mph.
Steve Jobs never had a license plate, due to some California loophole.
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