In the beginning was the motorized cab The Daimler Landaulet taxi

In 1896, the Stuttgart carriage entrepreneur Friedrich August Greiner ordered a Daimler Victoria motorized cab as a landaulet with a taxi meter from the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft, which was delivered to him in May 1897.

This first motorized cab in the world quickly went into operation in June of the same year. In cooler weather, the back of the Daimler Landaulet taxi could even be heated – an absolute novelty in a passenger car. In good weather, it was possible to take off the movable body parts such as the roof, doors and windshield wiper. By 1899, Greiner had purchased a total of seven Daimler taxis.

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