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Type AG1 taxi

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1909
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HORSEPOWER,

UNDER

THE BONNET

With 250 vehicles in 1905, rising to 1,000 in 1906 then 1,500 in 1908, the Renault Type AG1 Taxi took command of the Parisian taxi market, gradually replacing the horse-drawn carriages that had dominated in the French capital until then.

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TAXI, BY

RENAULT

Renault Type AG1 Taxi was designed specifically for taxi drivers: it was a robust vehicle (which was necessary for driving along cobbled streets and unpaved tracks) and, just as importantly, easy to drive and maintain. It was a success for Renault, which also supplied 1,100 taxis for the London market from 1907 onwards.

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interior

PERSONAL

USE

At the time, taxi drivers shared a car. A big advantage for them was that the petrol tank (which was more like a jerry can) was removable, so each driver could manage their own fuel consumption according to their driving style.

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original soundtrack

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THIS PLAYLIST

The sounds of History: listen to the sounds of the Renault Type AG1 Taxi and you’ll be taken back to Verdun and the “Sacred Way”.

technical features

SPECIAL

TAXI

VERSION

  • production

    number of units produced from 1905 to 1916 unknown

  • Performance and engine

    2-cylinder engine

    1,205 cm3

    8 hp (fiscal rating)

    45 kph

  • dimensions
    Length 3,70 m
    Width 1,60 m
    Height 2,10 m
  • architecture

    Landaulet designed especially for use as a taxi

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