Bertha Benz invented the first petrol stations: local pharmacies.
Benz & Cie. expansion
Karl Benz introduced the Velo in 1894, becoming the first production automobile
First internal combustion engined bus in history: a Benz truck modified by Netphener company (1895)
Benz "Velo" model presentation in London 1898
Bond of the Benz & Cie, issued 1912
The great demand for stationary, static internal combustion engines forced Karl Benz to enlarge the factory in Mannheim, and in 1886 a new building located on Waldhofstrasse (operating until 1908) was added. Benz & Cie. had grown in the interim from 50 employees in 1889 to 430 in 1899.
During the last years of the nineteenth century, Benz was the largest automobile company in the world with 572 units produced in 1899.
Because of its size, in 1899, Benz & Cie. became a joint-stock company with the arrival of Friedrich von Fischer and Julius Ganß, … Read More