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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.

Corporate milestones