Types of Automobiles

In our day-to-day life, we come across different types of automobiles but we exactly don’t know how many types of automobiles are present in the world. In this article, I am going to tell you about their types.

Types of Automobiles

The different types of automobiles are classified on the following basis:

Types of Automobiles


1. Purpose 

According to the purpose the vehicles are classified as passenger vehicles and goods vehicles. The vehicles that carries passengers are called passenger vehicles and those that carry materials or goods are called goods vehicles. Some of the examples of these vehicles are given below.

  1. Passenger vehicles: Car, Bus, Jeep, Auto-rickshaw.
  2. Goods vehicles: Truck, pickup, Goods Trains etc.

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2. Capacity

According to the capacity, the vehicles are classified as light motor vehicles and heavy motor vehicles. Light motor vehicles can able to carry light things and are also less in size and weight are called light motor vehicles. But heavy motor vehicles can carry very heavy materials possess large mass and are bigger in size.

  1. Light Motor Vehicles: Motorcycle, Car,  Scooter.
  2. Heavy Motor Vehicles: Bus, Tractor, Truck.

3. Fuel used

On the basis of the fuel used the vehicles can be divided into petrol vehicles, diesel vehicles, electric cabs, steam carriages, and gas vehicles.

  1. Petrol vehicles: Car, Motorcycle, Jeep, Scooter.
  2. Diesel vehicles: Truck, Bus, Tractor, Car.
  3. Electric cab: Fork lift, Battery truck.
  4. Steam carriages: Steam road roller.
  5. Gas vehicles: CNG vehicles.

4. Number of Wheels

According to the number of wheels the vehicles are classified as two, three, four, six, and eight or more wheelers.

  1. Two-wheeler: Motorcycles, Scooter, Moped.
  2. Three-wheeler: Tempo, Road roller.
  3. Four-wheeler: Car, Bus, Jeep, Tractor.
  4. Six-wheeler: Truck, Bus, Gun carriage vehicle.
  5. Eight- or more wheelers: Car transporting vehicle, Rocket transporter.

5. Drive of the Vehicles

According to the type of drive, the vehicles are classified as single-wheel, two-wheel, four-wheel, and six-wheel drive vehicles.

  1. Single-wheel drive vehicle.
  2. Two-wheel drive vehicle.
  3. Four- wheel drive vehicle.
  4. Six-wheel drive vehicle.

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