Dubuc Motors has announced their intention to become the first Canadian manufacturer to offer an electric vehicle.

Dubuc Motors has announced their intention to become the first Canadian manufacturer to offer an electric vehicle.

Describing themselves as "Tesla's cousin," the company says they will introduce a Tomahawk sports car and a taxi in 2016.

Little is known about the latter model, but Dubuc says the Tomahawk will be a 2+2 electric sports car that features two electric motors, all-wheel drive and a range-extending engine. Detailed specifications remain a mystery by the company says the car will accelerate from 0-60 mph in "just over three seconds," have a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h) and have a range of up to 275 miles (442 km).

Dubuc also says the car will cost under $100,000 and feature a unique aluminum platform that is flexible enough to underpin everything from the aforementioned sports car to a commercial cargo van. The company also says the sports car will be very accommodating as it will fit drivers who are up to 6' 5" tall and weigh 275 lbs (125 kg).

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Dubuc Motors previews their 2017 Tomahawk