29 Apr '12, 8pm
4/29/1882 The "Elektromote" forerunner of the trolleybus is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin
At the instigation of Werner von Siemens, a test track for rail-less electric vehicles was set up in Berlin-Halensee in 1881. Only one year later, Siemens & Halske introduced the Elektromote, an electric bus powered by an overhead contact line. Since research in subsequent years focused on the further development of rail systems, the first Siemens O-Bus did not go into operation until 1901.