New York, 1897.
The first taxi cabs of New York City were put into service – pure electric vehicles that were manufactured by Pope Manufacturing Company of Boston, Massachusetts.
By the end of the year, 12 all electric versions of the classic horse drawn carriage, known as the electric Hanson Cab, were in operation.
New York was bustling with rapid economic growth and a surge in population, developing its reputation as the first port of call for the American Dream.
The Gilded Age was in full swing.
In two years, Pope’s business had grown to . . .