Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company
The Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company was an American electric car manufacturing company from 1912 until 1915 located at 1219-1247 Main Street in Buffalo, New York. The motorcars were marked under the Buffalo brand. The company was formed by a merger of several electrical vehicle and allied companies which included:
- Babcock Electric Carriage Company (whose founder Francis A. Babcock became Buffalo's president)
- Van Wagoner whose trucks were continued by the new company
- The Buffalo Automobile Station Company
- Buffalo Electric Carriage Company
- The Clark Motor Company
The companies automobiles were commonly marketed to affluent women as an alternative to the dangerous manual crank starting that was required with a gasoline vehicle. The company went out of business in 1916. The company's factory and showroom was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
- Electrical World, Volume 59 No 24 Jan. 1912: 1328. Google Books. Retrieved 2011-04-17.
- Buffalo's Electric Automobiles c. 1905. http://wnyheritagepress.org/index.htm, Retrieved 2011-04-17
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
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