Posted on 24 December 2021 by Jeff Fuge  |  Reading time 4 mins

Uriah Smith was perhaps the Elon Musk of his day. This was 1899, and cars – or ‘horseless carriages’ as they were known back then – were a brand new thing. Smith’s contribution to the early history of automobile innovation was the Horsey Horseless: a motorised carriage with a life-sized model of a horse’s head attached to the front. Over a century later, has Tesla had the same sort of idea?

Horsey Horseless Carriage
Is it a horse and carriage or a Horsey Horseless carriage?!
Tesla Model S
Wot no engine?! The cleverly designed Tesla Model S
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