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What is the difference between automotive and automobile?

#1 27-Aug, 2010 06:40 PM
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Hi guys,

Can you please tell me the difference between automobile and automotive

what vehicles are included in automobile and automotive

what other things these terms contain ?

can bikes be included in automobiles?


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#2 27-Aug, 2010 09:45 PM
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Automobile is a noun and automotive is its adjective

Automobile may be defined as something which moves on wheels on its own; but not on rail.

Motor bikes can be included in automobiles.

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#3 08-Nov, 2010 03:21 PM
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Vehicles can be sub-categorised into automobile that can further be sub divided into automotive

.Automotive can be anything moving on the wheels but automobile generally refers to car, I think the four wheeler.

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#4 08-Nov, 2010 03:34 PM
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"Automobile" literally means something (inanimate or non-living object) that can move itself.

"Automotive" refers to anything related to an "Automobile". For example, a brake disc is an automotive part as it is related to or is a part of an automobile (like a car, bus, truck, etc).

As shaheen pointed out the terms are applied almost exclusively to road vehicles.

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Last Updated: 08-Nov, 2010 03:40 PM, by rohit.b.d.
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