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New York's Horseless E-Carriage.

An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City has also been revealed at the auto show. (Apr. 17)

Important Facts about the Horseless Carriage

  • The electric Horseless Carriage will generate $33 million annually -- nearly double the current carriage industry.
  • Monthly expenses for carriage drivers will drop from $3,000 per month to $1,700 month.
  • Authentically styled and constructed to replicate turn of the century cars with a target build date of 1909. 
  • Ergonomic body design provides comfortable and safe 8 passenger seating. 
  • Cars will be propelled solely by electric power. Lithium-ion batteries provide cutting edge, clean energy. 
  • Raised "stadium" seating, "parasol" convertible top and lowered driver cockpit area provide 360degree viewing. 
  • All-weather driving: Heated seats and roll down clear sides provide comfort in cold weather, snow or rain. 
  • Suspension and steering designed to provide authentic "turn of the century" drive experience. 
  • Up to 10 hours of drive time per charge. 
  • Cars will each be personalized to create a palette of unique and aesthetically pleasing cars. 
  • Regenerative deceleration charges batteries whenever car is slowing down. 
  • Cars will travel at a low 5mph in the park and will be able to keep up with city traffic on the street. 
  • The 21st Century Horseless Carriage will be manufactured locally in one of the five boroughs, creating jobs and bringing a new industry to the city. 
  • It was designed by the team at Creative Workshop.