Cars facts

There are 1 billion cars currently in use on earth.

About 165,000 cars are produced every day.

The “new car smell” is composed of over 50 volatile organic compounds.

It would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h).

Hitler, while in prison, wrote to a Mercedes dealership begging for a car loan.

Up to 19 girls can be crammed into a smart car.

The average car has 30,000 parts.

92% of all new sold cars in Brazil  use ethanol as fuel, which is produced from sugar cane.

75% of cars that Rolls-Royce has ever produced are still on the road today.

Volkswagen owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati and Porsche.

The average American spends about 38 hours a year stuck in traffic.

The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio.

The odds of dying in a car accident are around 1 in 5,000.

When the car radio was introduced, some states wanted to ban it arguing that it could distract drivers and cause accidents.

It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.

Car wrecks are the number one cause of death for Americans under 35.

in Turkmenistan, car drivers are entitled to 120 Liters (31 gal.) of free petrol a month.

There are more cars than people in Los Angeles.

The inventor of the cruise control was blind.

The vehicle with the highest mileage covered a total of 2,850,000 miles (4,586,630 km).

The world’s fastest street-legal production car is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, at 267 mph (431 km/h).

In 1941, Henry Ford made a car out of soybeans.

Most new cars fake engine noise through speakers. They are quite silent otherwise.

Honking your car horn, except in an emergency, is illegal in NYC.

Sweden’s Volvo made the three-point seatbelt design patent open and available to other car manufacturers for free, in the interest of safety. It saves one life every 6 minutes.

95% of a car’s lifetime is spent parked.

During a car crash, 40% of drivers never even hit the brakes.

In the early years of the 20th century, horses were causing so much pollution with their poop that cars were seen as the “green” alternative.

It costs US$8,876 per year to own and maintain an average car in the U.S. That’s US$443,800 in 50 years.

In 2012, Nevada became the first state to issue licenses for self-driving cars.

It is possible to set up a holiday meal inside a car’s engine compartment and drive long enough to fully cook all of the food.

Up to 80% of an average car is recyclable.

In 1900, 40% of American cars were powered by steam, 38% by electricity, and 22% by gasoline.

35% of the world’s population drives on the left side of the road.

Parking takes up as much as 14% of all land-use in Los Angeles County.

Hummer drivers get almost 5 times as many tickets as the U.S. national average for all vehicles, according to a 2009 study.



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