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It happened on December 5th: Canada's first electric car is born

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On December 5th, 1893, Canada's first electric car hit the scene. Built by Dickson's Toronto and purchased by F.B. Featherstonhaugh, it had a range of about 24 kilometres.

Of course, it didn't pan out and was rapidly eclipsed by the gasoline-powered automobiles of the 20th century.

Sources: Canada Channel and