Automobile – Auto + Mobile = Self + Mobile
This French origin word means all Vehicles that are Self-powered (Semi-Self Powered ie, in most cases, they require a driver)
They are of many types, based on their shape, size, propulsion system, Engine type, Engine position, drive type, layout and whether they run on the track, air, water, underwater, road.
To put it simply, anything that has its own power source and moves on the road is an automobile.It can be a car/ bike powered by a combustion engine (most of the vehicles we see ).It can be a vehicle powered by alternative means like an electric battery, fuel cell etc.
Types of Automobile;
The automobiles are classified by the following ways,
-On the Basis of Load:
Heavy transport vehicle (HTV) or heavy motor vehicle (HMV),
Light transport vehicle (LTV), Light motor vehicle (LMV),
-On the Basis of Wheels :