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World Automobile Day: Five Interesting Facts about cars

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The world’s first automobile was developed by Carl Benz in 1885. The top speed of the motor car was 16 km per hour.
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The world’s first long-distance journey (from Mannheim in southern Germany to Pforzheim) in the history of the automobile was undertaken by Bertha Benz (wife of Carl Benz) and her two sons in August 1888.
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In 1980, Japan became the world’s leading auto producer.
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Almost 95% of a car’s lifetime is spent parked.
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There are an estimated 1.2 billion cars in the world today while there were only 500 million in 1986.
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Almost three-quarters of the Rolls Royce cars ever produced are still on the road today.
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It is a criminal offense to drive a dirty car in Russia. Read some weird car laws here.
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Tesla is now the world’s most valuable car company.