fbpx Skip to main content

Karl Benz patents world’s 1st gas automobile (1886)

Karl Benz patents world's 1st gas automobile (1886)

On January 29th 1886, Karl Benz applied for a patent on his vehicle powered by a gas engine, the first of its kind. Interestingly, Karl Benz later went onto merge with his competitor Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft to create Daimler-Benz now known as the fancy automobile company Mercedes Benz.

Activity Ideas:

  • Enjoy our Family Motoring book from Book Club – here
  • Print out and enjoy our Happy at Home Benz activity book – here
  • Watch a video on the life of Karl Benz – here
  • Have a go at our British car makes crossword – here
  • Try our car logo quiz – here
  • Discuss your favourite cars and debate which is the best make!