The Canadian Motor was a Canadian electric car manufactured from 1900 until 1902.

Canadian Motor
Founded1900; 124 years ago (1900)
Defunct1902 (1902)
Toronto, Ontario
ProductsElectric cars

Billed as being "ideal for any first-class automobilist to drive", the cars could travel up to 45 miles on one change of their batteries. Although located in Toronto, the concern which built Canadian Motors was English-owned; models were derived from the first electrics manufactured in Canada, designed from 1893 by W. J. Still. Still designed a gasoline-powered car as well, a 5 hp model built in 1898. This was controlled by a steering column which could move backwards and forwards, thus providing forward or reverse motion.

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David Burgess Wise, The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles.