Tekniska Museet
100 Innovations - Tekniska museet

An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

Volkswagen Van

The car

Ingress för att beskriva innovationen

Volkswagen Van

A family on a camping holiday is resting beside their Volkswagen bus. Photo: AB Scania-Vabis.

Woman driving a car in the early 1900s

The driver’s name is Alexandra Gjestvang. In 1907 she became the first woman in Sweden to receive a driver’s license. Photo: Archives of the National Museum of Science and Technology.

Kort fakta om innovationen

Kort fakta (2) om innovationen

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The car

In the 1700s they began to experiment with engines at the back of carriages instead of horses at the front. The answer to the dream of "the self-propelled carriage", the car, is today both seen as a natural development and called into question. It has come to symbolize freedom as well as a threat to the environment.  The early engines were inefficient and the emissions substantial. Today the industry is investing in better engines, cleaner fuels and alternative designs.

With the arrival of mass production during the 1900s the car could become a middle class property. "The Beetle", Volkswagen Type 1, with its 22,000,000 manufactured copies is the world´s most produced car.

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