Between the beginning of the
twentieth century and the first World War, the first light cars
were produced and a need for low cost motor transport was recognised.
An attempt to satisfy this need was met from about 1910, by the
production of numerous cyclecars, ultra lightweight three and four
wheeled vehicles of simple construction using motorcycle type
components. Although of relatively low cost to purchase and run,
cyclecars proved not to be durable or suitable for continuous use. Below are a couple of typical cyclecars.