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  • By John R. Quain

A Town Where Electric Vehicles Have Worked...for Decades

In Zermatt, Switzerland, no matter where you look, there it is. It punctuates the cul-de-sac of Bahnhofstrasse, lurks around the turns of every serpentine trail, peeks above centuries-old, rock-roofed barns. It silhouettes iridescent paragliders. And it’s the reason photographers get up before dawn to catch its mirror reflection in glacier lakes. The iconic Matterhorn mountain.

With the legendary peak as a backdrop, I spent a week exploring the Swiss town of Zermatt and its environs where only electric and horse-drawn conveyances are allowed.

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