Planes, Trains & Automobiles

What was the first car company in the world?

Karl Benz founded the company that would one day be called Mercedes-Benz in 1883, and they sold their first automobile in 1886. Big whoop. Henry Ford made cars ubiquitous not long after founding his factory in 1903.

How long should you let your car run after jumping it?

If your car does start, let it run for a few minutes to help charge the battery further. Unhook the clamps in the reverse order of how you put them on. Be sure to drive your car for a minimum of 10-20 minutes before stopping again so the battery can continue to charge. Otherwise, you might need another jump start.

How long do people spend waiting at stop lights?

The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on a red light to turn green.

How much horsepower does a person have?

When considering human-powered equipment, a healthy human can produce about 1.2 hp briefly (see orders of magnitude) and sustain about 0.1 hp indefinitely; trained athletes can manage up to about 2.5 hp briefly and 0.3 hp for a period of several hours.

What car holds the fastest Nurburgring time?

After the Porsche 911 GT2 dethroned the Lamborghini Huracán Performante in 2017, it took Lamborghini less than a year to reclaim the title of fastest Nurburgring lap-time as the Aventador SVJ clocked in a 6:44.97 second lap in 2018.

What is the fastest recorded 0-60mph time?

In 2014 the Porsche 918 clocked a 2.2 second 0-60. Two years later the Tesla Model S came in a close second with a 2.28 0-60 time.

How much money does a gas station make per gallon?

But before you cry foul, you should know that after all the ups and downs in a year, gas stations do not make much money from selling gasoline. After credit card fees and other operating costs, net profit for gasoline sales averages 3 cents a gallon, according the National Association of Convenience Stores.