The very first self-propelled road vehicle was a military tractor invented by French engineer and mechanic, Nicolas Joseph Cugnot
The first U.S. patent for a steam-powered land vehicle was granted to Oliver Evans
built a road carriage powered by steam. It was the first built in Great Britain.
Francois Isaac de Rivaz of Switzerland invented an internal combustion engine
that used a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen for fuel. Rivaz designed a car for his engine that was the first internal combustion powered automobile. However, his was a very unsuccessful design.
Samuel Brown invents an internal combustion engine with separate combustion and working cylinders. It is used to power a vehicle.
Between 1832 and 1839 (the exact year is uncertain), Robert Anderson of Scotland invented the first crude electric carriage.