The First Electric Taxi Company Was Launched In 1900
The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal has a fascinating story of one of the first cars ever to hit the streets of Philadelphia -- and yes, it was electric. From that massive electric carriage car, called the Electroboat, sprung the nation's first taxi company. Again, all electric. It makes for a great read, and compelling food for thought about the ensuing saga of the electric car through the rest of the century.