The Paris Taxi Company, which receives the G7 registration code from the Paris Prefecture, is launching a call for tenders to equip its car fleet. It chooses the AG1 type Renault car, 2 cylinders of 8 HP (maximum speed 45 km/h).
The Renault Type AG 1 Type Renault car of la cité de l'automobile
The 3.80 m chassis, the Landaulet coachwork (an open air part for the driver and a part sheltered by a convertible roof for the passengers) and the simple and robust mechanics, are great assets for intensive use of cars. Renault receives a first order of 250 copies in 1905, which is renewed several times. Thus in 1907, a thousand Renault cars crisscross Paris with a clientele gradually abandoning horse-drawn carriages. London also orders 1200. For Renault, it is the beginning of mass production and the industrial organization of production. The AG 1 type Renault taxi makes history on the famous taxi episode of the Marne on September 6, 1914, which further increases the reputation of the car firm.
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Book : charge utile magazine, n°157, 2011