Manufactured in 1901 by the AMERICAN BICYCLE COMPANY, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Cost new $925
Steering is by tiller, the handle has a push-button which, when pressed, sounds an electric gong under the car.
There is a speed regulation lever beside the driver which has three positions forward of the neutral notch. When forced backward, it produces electric braking and regenerative battery charging.
A reversing lever projects forward beneath the driver’s seat allowing three speeds in reverse.
A pedal applies the side brakes for ordinary use, and a second pedal an emergency band brake on the motor shaft.
The motor is 48 volts.
In 1901, the Waverley Electric was advertised as “The Perfect Electric Vehicle”, going 60 miles on one charge. It is still capable of this today on its current 8 x 6-volt lead acid golf buggy batteries. Apart from the batteries the car is original and unrestored.