Automobiles and Motorcycles
Automobiles are mechanical machines with four wheels that are used to transport people. The word automobile comes from the French “automobile”, which means “car.” The first automobile was invented in the 19th century, and was based on an internal combustion engine. The invention of this engine was credited to a Dutch scientist, Christiaan Huygens. He was responsible for the invention of the modern internal combustion engine. His invention allowed cars to move at high speeds. But these early engines were difficult to start and limited in range. In addition, the battery-powered automobiles of the time had limited ranges and charging stations were rare.
Motorcycles have also been classified as automobiles. Motorcycles have three wheels and can only carry a small number of passengers. In contrast, automobiles can transport a large number of people. While motorcycles do fall under the definition of an automobile, the legal definition of an automobile is much more expansive. An automobile can hold a large number of passengers, and is also designed to be comfortable for several passengers.
A motorcycle has fewer parts, making it easier for a layperson to maintain than a car. In addition, motorcycles require less parking space. In fact, three motorcycles can fit into the same parking space as one car. And while towing a motorcycle is easier than towing a car, it is much harder to maneuver a motorcycle without a trailer.