Amazing Car Facts
Amazing Car Facts, one of humanities greatest inventions, the car, we drive them, we love them, we invest in them! Cars have been a part of our lives for a long time, they have evolved to be more secure than ever, more efficient than ever and they have become mostly a necessity to us. They come in many different varieties such as sports cars, family cars, SUV’s, luxury etc. We here at Parts&Manuals have decided to make a list of random but Amazing Car Facts, please enjoy.
#1 How Many Cars Are There?
Millions? Tens of millions? There are 1 billion cars currently in use on earth. Now THAT is a lot of cars!
#2 Let’s Go To The Moon!
If there happens to be a road to connected us to the moon it would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h).
#3 Car Radio.
When the car radio was introduced, some states in the USA wanted to ban it arguing that it could distract drivers and cause accidents. What d you think about this? Write down a comment!
#4 The Vehicle With The Highest Mileage Covered A Total Of 2,850,000 Miles (4,586,630 km).
At 4 p.m. on 18 September 2013, Irvin “Irv” Gordon (USA) clocked up his three-millionth mile in his 1966 Volvo 1800S while driving near the village of Girdwood, south of Anchorage in Alaska, USA. By 1 May 2014, he had driven 3,039,122 miles.
Irv drives his car on a daily basis and covers an estimated 140,000–160,000 km (85,000–100,000 miles) per year, thanks in part to being driven to numerous car shows and events in the USA and occasionally overseas. (Amazing Car Facts) The farthest he has driven in one go is from New York to Vancouver, although in total, he’s driven the equivalent of nearly 120 complete circumnavigations of the planet.
Irv bought his P-1800S on 30 June 1966 for $4,150 (the equivalent of a whole year’s salary) at the age of 25, and has said we would sell it if he can get a dollar per mile!
Irv states: “Now that I have a brand new XC-60R AWD as a present from VCNA…I plan to spend a great deal of time in it this year and give my 1800 a bit of a break. No intention of trying for 4 million at this time as I will be on the road in air-conditioned comfort for a change.”
#5 Seat Belts Are Awesome! Amazing Car Facts!
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.
#6 Hummers Are Ticket Magnets
Hummer drivers get almost 5 times as many tickets as the U.S. national average for all vehicles, according to a 2009 study.
#7 Air Polution
American commuters collectively waste 5.5 billion hours per year in traffic, releasing into the atmosphere an unnecessary 56 billion pounds of CO2.
#8 Fake Noise
U.S. and EU law requires electric cars to make artificial noise to make them safer for pedestrians. Otherwise, electric cars like Tesla would be completely silent.
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