The other day I told you about my weekend trip to Annapolis, Maryland, but there’s one thing I forgot to mention. Brian and I stumbled upon an eCruiser — an electric vehicle that looks something like a large golf cart that will take restaurantgoers to one of several restaurants that use their service. We were able to get a ride to our destination, which was wonderful considering the temperature was in the 90s at 7 p.m.

Riders can call for pick up from their home, hotel, B&B, place of business, or even the parking garage for pick up to one of the restaurants that subscribes to the service. The eCruiser will return to pick up diners after the meal.

The eCrusiers are GEM e6S electric cars that help keep additional traffic off the busy Annapolis streets. They are also free to riders, although the drivers do appreciate tips. The vehicles are funded by the companies that place ads on the eCruisers and also by the restaurants that subscribe to the service. There are currently 11 restaurants that take advantage of the eCruiser’s Annapolis Restaurant Shuttle. The vehicles also work special events.

In addition to Annapolis, eCruiser also runs shuttles in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.

Image courtesy of eCruiser’s Facebook page.  

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.