1886 Benz
Karl Benz in Mannheim, Germany in 1883-1885 spent many hours designing and experimenting with a 3 wheeled petrol powered machine with the idea that this device would allow two people to move without undue effort from place to place without using the rail lines which were available at the time. He is credited with being the first man to achieve transport by means of a petrol powered 3 wheeled cart..