NYC Considers Electric Horseless Carriage

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In the midst of attempts to ban New York City’s horse drawn carriages, a group has emerged with a potential replacement.

In the midst of attempts to ban New York City’s horse drawn carriages, a group has emerged with a potential replacement.

It’s a vintage-styled, 8-passenger vehicle that runs entirely on battery power.

The Horseless eCarriage, as they call it, was debuted at the New York International Auto Show by the animal advocacy group NYCLASS, which reportedly stands for New Yorkers for Clean, Liveable, and Safe Streets.

Traveling at a maximum speed of 30 miles per hour, the eCarriage is deemed by the organization to be the perfect alternative to the use of animals.

It can be set to go at a steady rate of 5 miles per hour in order to mimic the slow, steady pace provided by the horses.

The one on display was custom built by a Florida business called The Creative Workshop, which specializes in the restoration of classic vehicles.

If the city of New York so desires, the electric buggies can be purchased for between 150 and 175 thousand dollars.

Banning the use of horses in the city has, so far, proven to be tough, though.

Since the mayor announced his plan to do so, celebrities and citizens alike have rallied to support the current carriage operators.

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