An automobile or motor caur is a wheeledmotor vehicle for transportinpassengers, that cairies its ain ingine or motor an aw. Maest definitions o the term specify that automobiles ar designed tae run primarily on roads, tae hae seatin for ane tae aicht fowk, tae typically hae fower wheels, an tae be constructed principally for the transport o fowk rather than guids. Housomeivver, the term automobile is far frae precise, acause there ar mony types o vehicles that dae similar tasks.
There ar approximately 600 million passenger caurs warldwide (roughly ane caur per eleven fowk). Around the warld, there wur aboot 806 million caurs an licht trucks on the road in 2007; they burn ower 1 billion m³ (260 billion US gallons) o petrol/petrol an diesel fuel yearly. The numbers ar increasin rapidly, especially in Cheenae an Indie.