PHOTO CAPTION: Creative Workshop's Jason Wenig with electric touring car his firm built as alternative to horse-drawn carriages in Central Park.

Horseless e-Carriage Makes Debut In New York City

Commissioned by NYClass, this seven passenger electric antique touring car, was developed to be a humane replacement for the horse carriages of New York City's Central Park.

Published: 18-Apr-2014

The horse of the future could be an electric car with an “ah-ooga horn” and seating for eight.

Amid a pitched debate over the fate of horse-drawn carriages in Central Park, a potential successor, known as the “Horseless eCarriage,” debuted on Thursday at the New York International Auto Show.

See also: EV World interview with eCarriage builder Jason Wenig

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