Maybach give up DMG shortly thereafter and opened a business of his own. Rights to the Daimler model title were sold to different manufacturers. In 1807, Nicéphore Niépce and his brother Claude created what was most likely the world’s first inside combustion engine (which they called a Pyréolophore), but they selected to install it in a boat on the river Saone in France. Coincidentally, in 1807 the Swiss inventor François Isaac de Rivaz designed his personal ‘de Rivaz inner combustion engine’ and used it to develop the world’s first car to be powered by such an engine. The Niépces’ Pyréolophore was fuelled by a mixture of Lycopodium powder (dried spores of the Lycopodium plant), finely crushed coal dust and resin that have been mixed with oil, whereas de Rivaz used a mix of hydrogen and oxygen.
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