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The Trikke is a Human Powered Vehicle (HPV)
The Trikke is a Human Powered Vehicle (HPV)
Automobiles are among the most commonly used engine powered vehicles.
Automobiles are among the most commonly used engine powered vehicles.
This article is about the means of transport. For other uses see Vehicle (disambiguation).

Vehicles are non-living means of transport. They are most often man-made (e.g. bicycles, cars, motorcycles, trains, ships, and aircraft), although some other means of transport which are not made by man can also be called vehicles; examples include icebergs and floating tree trunks. Image File history File linksMetadata Trikke_HPV.JPG‎ Summary Adam Hunt, Claudio Pagan Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Trikke_HPV.JPG‎ Summary Adam Hunt, Claudio Pagan Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The Trikke works by shifting body weight. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 479 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 767 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 479 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 767 pixel, file size: 1. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... Look up vehicle in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mode of transport (or means of transport or transport mode or transport modality or form of transport) is a general term for the different kinds of transport facilities that are often used to transport people or cargo. ... For other uses, see Bicycle (disambiguation). ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... For other uses, see Motorcycle (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). ... Italian Full rigged ship Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large watercraft capable of offshore navigation. ... “Flying Machine” redirects here. ... Icebergs at Cape York, Greenland Iceberg at Cape York, Greenland Iceberg, Témpanos, Patagonia, Argentina. ...


Vehicles may be propelled by animals, e.g. a chariot or an ox-cart. However, animals on their own, though used as a means of transport, are not called vehicles. This includes humans carrying another human, for example a child or a disabled person. The word Animals when used alone has several possible meanings in the English language. ... For other uses, see Chariot (disambiguation). ...


Vehicles that do not travel on land are often called crafts, such as watercraft, sailcraft, aircraft, hovercraft and spacecraft Look up craft in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A watercraft is a vehicle designed to float on and move across (or through) water for pleasure, physical exercise (in the case of many small boats), transporting people and/or goods, or military missions. ... Sailcraft is a short name for spacecraft endowed with a sail for propulsion purposes. ... “Flying Machine” redirects here. ... A Hovercraft, or Air-Cushion Vehicle (ACV), is an amphibious vehicle or craft, designed to travel over any sufficiently smooth surface - land or water - supported by a cushion of slowly moving, low-pressure air, ejected downwards against the surface close below it. ... The Space Shuttle Discovery as seen from the International Space Station. ...


Most land vehicles have wheels. Please see the wheel article for examples of vehicles with and without wheels. A LAND attack is a DoS (Denial of Service) attack that consists of sending a special poison spoofed packet to a computer, causing it to lock up. ... For other uses, see Wheel (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wheel (disambiguation). ...


Movement without the help of a vehicle or an animal is called locomotion. The word vehicle itself comes from the Latin vehiculum. Look up help in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In a general sense, locomotion simply means active movement or travel, applying not just to biological individuals. ...

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Bicycle

see Bicycles (see also Vehicular Cycling)
see main article History of the bicycle

For other uses, see Bicycle (disambiguation). ... Vehicular cycling, or VC, is the practice of driving bicycles on roads in a manner which is visible, predictable, and in accordance with the principles for driving a vehicle in traffic. ... Vehicles for human transport that have two-wheels and require balancing by the rider have a long history. ...

Tricycle

see Tricycle

Antique tricycle 19th century tricycle used in Iran A tricycle (often abbreviated to trike) is a three-wheeled vehicle. ...

Quadricycle

see Quadricycle

A modern touring quadricycle - a 2007 model Rhoades Car 4W2PCP Coupe two seater Rhombus layout quadricycle (1886) Coventry Rotary quadricycle (1885) A Quadricycle is a four-wheeled human-powered vehicle. ...

Electric road carriages

see electric vehicle
see history of the electric vehicle

For battery powered passenger automobiles, see battery electric vehicle. ... Electric vehicles were invented in the mid-1800s and held the vehicular land speed record until around 1900. ...

Steam road carriage

see steam car

The 1923 Stanley Steam Car A steam car is a car (automobile) powered by a steam engine. ...

Steam tricycle

See steam tricycle

At the other end of the scale much lighter steam vehicles have been constructed such as the steam tricycle from the Comte de Dion in 1887. Cugnots Steam Wagon, from a 19th century engraving A Steam tricycle is a steam-driven three-wheeled vehicle. ...


Petroleum (gasoline / diesel) motor-carriages

See motor-carriage
See Ford's model T
See Automobile

1908 Ford Model T advertisement The Model T (colloquially known as the Tin Lizzie and the Flivver) was an automobile produced by Henry Fords Ford Motor Company from 1908 through 1928. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ...

Road trains

A road train consists of a conventional heavy truck pulling three trailers or more, used in rural areas of Australia to move bulky loads such as livestock efficiently. A tanker road train Three road trains, Western Australia A road train is a trucking concept used in remote areas of Australia, the United States, and Western Canada to move bulky loads efficiently. ... For other uses, see Truck (disambiguation). ...


The motorcycle

See Motorcycle
See Gottlieb Daimler

For other uses, see Motorcycle (disambiguation). ... Gottlieb Daimler Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler (March 17, 1834 - March 6, 1900) was an engineer, industrial designer and industrialist, born in Schorndorf (Kingdom of Württemberg) what is now Germany. ...

Mechanical rail-vehicles

see Trains
see Trams

For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ...

Mechanical water vehicles

see Boats
see Ships

For other uses, see Boat (disambiguation). ... Italian Full rigged ship Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large watercraft capable of offshore navigation. ...

Mechanical under-water vehicles

see submarines
see submersibles
see diving bells
see diving chambers

For other uses, see Submarine (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Diving bell A diving bell also known as a wet bell is a cable-suspended airtight chamber, open at the bottom like a moon pool structure, that is lowered underwater to operate as a base or a means of transport for a small number of divers. ... Diving bell A diving bell is a cable suspended watertight chamber, open at the bottom, that is lowered underwater to operate as a base or a means of transport for a small number of divers. ...

Mechanical air vehicles

see aircraft

“Flying Machine” redirects here. ...

Mechanical snow vehicles

see snowmobile

A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park. ...

Types of vehicles

Passengers and drivers meet at this auto rickshaw stand in Chennai. ... For other uses, see Bicycle (disambiguation). ... “Autobus” redirects here. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... For other uses, see Coach. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Types of vehicles includes: Auto rickshaws Bicycles Buses Cars Coaches Vans // In the European Union the classifications for vehicle types are defined by [1]: Commission Directive 2001/116/EC of 20 December 2001, adapting to technical progress Council Directive 70/156/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the...

Acronyms and abbreviations

A4: 4-speed automatic transmission A5: 5-speed automatic transmission A6: 6-speed automatic transmission CAB 1493: California Assembly Bill 1493 AdvHEV: Advanced hybrid ARB and CARB: California Air Resources Board AMT: Automated Manual Transmission CCP: Coupled cam phasing CH4: Methane CNG: Compressed natural gas CO2: Carbon dioxide CVVL: Continuous...

See also

Automobile Portal
Main: List of basic vehicle topics

Image File history File links Portal. ... A Vehicle is a non-living means of transportation. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... Vehicular Communication Systems are systems that allow motorists to communicate freely and safely with others while driving. ... Front Cover of the Highway Code The Highway Code is the official road safety manual for the United Kingdom. ...

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