(NEW YORK) -- As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tries to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city, an animal advocacy group is pushing an alternative to the tourist attraction with "Horseless eCarriages."
NYCLASS, which stands for New Yorkers for Clean, Livable, and Safe Streets, debuted a model of the eight-passenger vintage-style vehicle Thursday to coincide with the New York Auto Show. The car runs on a lithium-ion battery with a top speed of 30 mph.
The nonprofit animal advocacy organization said it hopes to bring the vehicle to the streets of New York for commercial use in the future.
The organization commissioned a classic car restoration business in Dania Beach, Fla., called The Creative Workshop, to build the car, which has a GPS-regulated automatic 5 mph for those slow Central Park drives.
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