If Mayor Bill de Blasio has anything to say about it, antique-styled electric cars are the wave of the future for New York’s grand carriage tours. Animal rights organization NYCLASS has been pushing for reform since 2008, concerned that the current horse-driven carriage operations in and around Central Park mistreat the animals. The eCarriage, pictured above, debuted at the NY Auto show in May.

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If, like most people, you experience everything by watching others experience things in videos on the internet, you can ride in a horseless carriage with ANIMAL. Enjoy a virtual stroll through Central Park fielding curious glances from other drivers, dirty looks from New York’s horse-and-carriage operators, apathetic cops, and even catch a glimpse of The Pretenders’s lead singer and PETA spokesperson Chrissie Hynde, who rode a carriage to her November 5th show. What’s more romantic than that?

(Photo/Video: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)
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