and DMG lastly merged as the Daimler-Benz firm, baptizing all of its cars Mercedes Benz, as a model honoring the most important model of the DMG cars, the Maybach design later referred to as the 1902 Mercedes-35 hp, together with the Benz name. Karl Benz remained a member of the board of administrators of Daimler-Benz till his death in 1929, and at times, his two sons also participated in the management of the corporate. In November 1881, French inventor Gustave Trouvé demonstrated the first working (three-wheeled) automotive powered by electricity on the International Exposition of Electricity, Paris. Although a number of other German engineers (together with Gottlieb Daimler, Wilhelm Maybach, and Siegfried Marcus) had been engaged on the problem at about the same time, Karl Benz generally is acknowledged as the inventor of the modern car.
Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot is extensively credited with constructing the first full-scale, self-propelled mechanical vehicle or … Read More