There are close to 25 million cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and other automobiles registered in Canada, so it’s safe to say the automobile is an important part of everyday life. The fact is, in a big open country like Canada, we’re pretty dependent on these four-wheeled machines. We thought it would be a good idea to give you a few important, and likely unknown facts about automobiles so you’ll appreciate them a little more the next time you get behind the wheel.
Here are 10 Important Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Automobiles:
Forget Coca-Cola, as far as global reach is concerned, Toyota has them beat. Available in 170 countries, Toyota truly is a global brand.
That “new car smell” isn’t an accident. It’s a mixture of various organic chemicals specifically designed for humans to recognize the smell and it works. Who doesn’t recognize that artificial odour? In fact, you can purchase “new car smell” air fresheners.
While electric cars and hybrid vehicles are now incredibly popular, they’re not exactly new. Electric vehicles were available to the public as far back as 1905. Obviously, they were much less sophisticated than current models, but we have to tip our cap to those old electric vehicles that were well before their time.
Hypothetically, if you drove 95 km/h for six months, you could reach the moon.
The average car has around 30,000 parts. Knowing that, you have to give a lot of credit to the technicians who work and know every inch of your vehicle inside and out.
The average Canadian’s commute to work is 29 minutes each way. Those who live in big cities, however, have a considerably longer drive. In Toronto the average is 42 minutes; there’s something to be said about living in New Brunswick and not having to deal with traffic jams.
Since 1966, Toyota has sold more than 40 million Corolla models, making it one of the most successful cars ever built. On average, Toyota builds and sells a Corolla every 27 seconds. That’s one popular car!
Toyota holds the record for most patents held by a car company, which currently sits at over 1,000. You can see why Toyota is known for being such an innovative company.
Believe it or not, roughly 80% of the average car is recyclable.
There are currently over 1 billion automobiles being used around the globe.
These are just a few interesting and important things about automobiles we hope you found interesting and informative. If you have any automobile trivia of your own you’d like to share, feel free to reach out to us anytime.