Younger Wrote:
Feb 11, 2013 11:57 AM
In general, the steam-powered automobiles of the past burned kerosene or another hydrocarbon fuel--and so were much easier to supply with fuel than a coal-burning engine was. One great disadvantage to these cars was the neccisty of building steam pressure up before driving the car anywhere, even down to the corner to buy a spool of thread. Wood-burning cars were in use in Germany (and, perhaps, other European countries) after World War I. The gas produced by burnung the wood in a closed stmosphere was burned in an internal combustion engine.