WORLD'S FIRST TAXI: The world's first motorized taxi with a meter was built in 1897 by Gottlieb Daimler and called the Daimler Victoria and was sold to Stuttgart transportation and was used to start the world's first motorized taxi company that same year.
“In November 1885, Gottlieb Daimler installed a smaller version of an engine in a wooden bicycle, creating the first motorcycle (Patent 36-423impff & Sohn “Vehicle with gas or petroleum drive machine”). It was named the Reitwagen (“riding car”). Maybach rode it for three kilometers (two miles) alongside the river Neckar, from Cannstatt to Untertürkheim, reaching 12 kilometres per hour (7 mph).”
Meet Gottlieb Daimler: Father of the Gas-Powered Car
In 1885, the so-called riding car which is today regarded as the world's first motorcycle. It was built in Gottlieb Daimler's workshop as a test unit to prove the suitability of Daimler's and Wilhelm Maybach's gas or petroleum engine for everyday use.