1897: First completely Swedish-built car

1897: First completely Swedish-built car

The first completely Swedish-built car is born. The maiden drive, with mechanical engineer and designer Gustaf Erikson himself at the controls, takes place in early 1898. In 1902, Erikson is able to design a usable petrol engine and gearbox, with two forward gears and one reverse. That same year a truck is built, and the following year a passenger car.