The Century was produced by the Century Motor Company from 1911-13 and later renamed to the Century Electric Car company from 1913-15. Both companies operated out of Detroit, Michigan. The Century was an electric car with an underslung chassis. It had tiller-operated steering, and the customer had the option of solid or pneumatic tires. Its electrical speed controller offered a choice of six-speeds, and the series wound Westinghouse motor that was geared directly to the rear axle.
Other Early Electric Vehicles
- American Electric
- Argo Electric
- Babcock Electric Carriage Company
- Binghamton Electric
- Buffalo Electric
- Columbia Automobile Company
- Dayton Electric
- Detroit Electric
- Rauch and Lang
- Riker Electric
- Georgano, G.N. (1968). The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars, 1885 to present.
- Century Electric photo, circa 1921.
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