Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company

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Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company Building
Buffalo Electric Vehicle Co. - Artspace Buffalo Lofts & Gallery - Buffalo, NY - April 2015.jpg
Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company Building, April 2015
Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company is located in New York
Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company
Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company is located in the US
Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company
Location 1219-1247 Main St., Buffalo, New York
Coordinates 42°54′24.9834″N 78°52′2.1786″W / 42.906939833°N 78.867271833°W / 42.906939833; -78.867271833Coordinates: 42°54′24.9834″N 78°52′2.1786″W / 42.906939833°N 78.867271833°W / 42.906939833; -78.867271833
Area 1.9 acres (0.77 ha)
Built 1910-1911
Architect Wood and Bradney
Architectural style Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Daylight Factory
NRHP Reference # 05000571[1]
Added to NRHP June 10, 2005

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:[2]

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The company's 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.[3]

The Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company Building is a historic automobile factory and showroom located at Buffalo in Erie County, New York. It was constructed in 1910-1911.[4] The building has been redeveloped as home to "Artspace Buffalo."

The company's factory and showroom was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

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