Car Facts | Facts and Stats about the Cars: Cars are now possessed by almost everyone in a metropolitan city. Here is the list of facts and stats about the cars.
- The “new car smell” is composed of over 50 volatile organic compounds.
- In 1941, Henry Ford made a car out of soybeans.
- It is feasible to set up a holiday meal inside the car’s engine compartment and drive long enough to cook all of the food thoroughly.
- The vehicle with the highest mileage covered a total of 2,850,000 miles (4,586,630 km).
- U.S. and EU law requires electric cars to make artificial noise to make them safer for pedestrians.
- Louis Chevrolet, the founder of the Chevrolet, died bankrupt and miserable working as a mechanic for the company he started.
- The average car has 30,000 parts.
- 35% of the world’s population drives on the left side of the road.
- American commuters collectively waste 5.5 billion hours per year in traffic, releasing into the atmosphere an additional 56 billion pounds of CO2.
- Most of the new cars fake engine noise through the speakers. They are quite silent otherwise.
- The inventor of the cruise control was blind.
- Having no recollection of your drive to work or school (autopilot) is called “Highway Hypnosis.”
- The inventor of the intermittent windshield wipers tried to sell his idea to an auto industry and was turned away. When the industry began showing up on new cars, he sued and won.
- Honking your car horn, except in an emergency, is illegal in NYC.
- Hitler, while in prison, wrote to a Mercedes dealership begging for a car loan.
Car Facts, Stats and Numbers:
- There are 1 billion cars currently in use on earth.
- Denmark charges a tax of around 150% on all new car purchases.
- 95% of a car’s lifetime is spent parked.
- In 1900, 40% of American cars were powered by steam, 38% of electricity, and 22% by gasoline.
- Hummer drivers get almost five times as many tickets as the U.S. national average for all vehicles, according to a 2009 study.
- 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.
- There are more cars than people in Los Angeles.
- The world’s first speeding ticket was issued to a motorist in 1896. The limit at the time was 2mph, and he was going at 8mph.
- An average Bugatti customer has about 84 cars, three jets and one yacht.
- 75% of cars that Rolls-Royce has ever produced are still on the road today.
- Americans wasted US$2 billion in 2015 putting premium gasoline into cars that don’t need it.
- The average American spends about 38 hours a year stuck in traffic.
- About 165,000 cars are produced every day.
Car Accident Facts:
- The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio.
- During a car crash, 40% of drivers never even hit the brakes.
- Each year up to 50 million people are injured in traffic accidents, globally.
- Texting while driving increases the chances of a collision by 23 times.
- When the car radio was invented and introduced, some states wanted to halt it arguing that it could distract drivers and cause accidents.
- A recent study estimates that mass-adoption of self-driving cars could reduce over 90% of traffic accidents.
- The odds of dying in a car crash are around 1 in 5,000.
- Road traffic accidents kill many people in the world than malaria.
- 38% of American children under age 12 who died in car crashes in 2013 were not wearing seat belts.
- More people die in car crashes each year in the U.S. than in other high-income countries.
- 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.
- Car wrecks are number one reason for death for the Americans under 35.
- Traffic accidents kill 1.25 million people per year.
Interesting Car Facts:
- Up to 19 girls can be crammed into a smart car.
- The top speed at the world’s first real automobile race in 1895 was just 15 mph.
- Up to 80% of an average car is recyclable.
- Parking takes up as much as 14% of all land-use in Los Angeles County.
- The standard service of a Bugatti Veyron would cost you US$21,000.
- Domino’s Pizza co-founder traded his shares for a Volkswagen.
- Joe Ranft, Co-writer and co-director on the film “Cars,” died in a car accident while the movie was still in production.
- In 2012, Nevada became the 1st state to issue licenses for self-driving cars.
- The world’s fastest street-legal production car is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, at 267 mph (431 km/h).
- 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.
- Volkswagen owns the Bentley, Lamborghini, Audi, Bugatti, Ducati and Porsche.
- Only 18% of Americans can drive a car with manual transmission.
- In Turkmenistan, car drivers are entitled to 120 Litres (31 gals.) of free petrol a month.
- 92% of all newly sold cars in Brazil use ethanol as fuel, which is produced from sugar cane.
- It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.
- It would take less than six months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h).
These are the top Car Facts which should be known by us.