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New York, NY. – (Apr. 17, 2014) – Blending early 20th century style, nostalgia and romance with 21st century eco-technology, comfort and safety, the Horseless eCarriage – the first brass-era-type car in more than a 100 years – made its global debut today at the New York Auto Show.
The eight-passenger, fully electric prototype balances incredible visual appeal with NHTSA safety standards and society’s desire for clean transportation, according to TCW president/owner Jason Wenig, who also designed the lithium ion battery-powered Horseless eCarriage. The rear-wheel-drive, 84-horsepowered vehicle (with 184 ft.-lbs of torque), has a top speed of 30 mph and a range of 100 miles.
“We’re confident the vehicle we’ve created is a worthy successor to the original brass-era horseless carriage that roamed the canyons of New York City back in the day,” said Wenig. “The Horseless eCarriage celebrates the style and personality of that era.”
The car, commissioned by NYCLASS, was created to put a spotlight on New York City as the leader in urban ecotourism, creating a unique and memorable experience for visitors from all corners of the world. This 21st century horseless carriage would be manufactured locally in one of the five boroughs, creating jobs and bringing a new industry to the city.
The Horseless eCarriage is about the same size as an original touring car or depot hack of the early 20th century era.
“It’s an open design with a removable top to increase the passenger experience. There are styling elements that underscore the design of the era – oversized windshield, large exposed wheels, period lighting and of course, brass. It definitely reflects and celebrates an era that has amazing historical significance to New York City and to car lovers everywhere,” said Wenig.