Vehicles exist in Fallen Earth to provide players with transportation, extra storage, and some additional combat options. Players will be able to acquire the resources to create a vehicle that they can then sell or use.
Crafting vehicles is governed by two primary Tradeskills: Nature provides access to horses, as well as feed recipes and veterinary kits. Science is used for all other vehicle types. Obtaining recipes for vehicles does require going through several missions. Once you have those initial ATV recipes, you can develop the abilities needed to make all the other types of vehicles. The Science Tradeskill also allows you to craft various kinds of fuel (gasoline, biodiesel, batteries) and repair kits. Vehicles can be damaged through use, as well as in attacks carried out by NPCs or PCs in PvP zones.
The horse is the first type of mount; as with all vehicles, a player gains access via proximity. As living creatures, horses can go much further than an ATV or a motorcycle without having to refuel, but they lack the speed most engine-driven vehicles can achieve. You refuel the horse with feed, and you use veterinary kits to repair them. If you let horses rest, they will recover energy on their own. You may store your mount by speaking to a Stable Manager. Depending on the type of horse, some mounts come with extra pack space. All horses allow their riders to fire shots while mounted, but melee attacks are not possible on a horse.
Other vehicles—such as ATVs, Motorcycles, Dune Buggies, etc.—have several different traits. Some of them have built-in guns that can be fired while driving; others allow you to discharge your personal firearm during the ride. There are electric-, biodiesel-, and gasoline-fueled vehicles. Improved versions of each type are possible, many of which provide extra inventory space.
You can store up to five vehicles by speaking to a Garage Manager. If your vehicle is damaged to the point that it becomes inoperable, then you can pay a manager to tow it to the garage. The cost will depend on the distance towed.