By Glenn Schuck
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –
Animal rights groups are behind the new prototype horseless carriage being work on by a Brooklyn-born exotic car designer. The carriage would be modeled after the electric cars from the early 1900s, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.
Carriage drivers said they agree that the horseless carriage would not be a successful replacement.
“For some people, they just want to sit down and relax. Sometimes they don’t even want to talk, they just want a slow pace through the park, the sounds of the clip-clop,” the driver told Schuck.
Jason Wenig, originally from Brooklyn, told the Daily News the prototype is expected to cost $450,000.
“I’m so thrilled to get to build this beautiful piece of machinery for my city,” the animal lover said.