LAS VEGAS - The first Canadian zero-emission vehicle debuted today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The sleek, silver concept vehicle revealed at the trade show known for buzzy tech debuts was entirely designed, engineered and built in the country.

Fifty-eight partners led by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association collaborated on the car known as Project Arrow.

The vehicle's design comes from Carleton University in Ottawa and the Ontario Tech University in Oshawa teamed up with the manufacturers' association to build the prototype.

The manufacturers' association says Canada has not launched a global automaker in 100 years, but Project Arrow is meant to prove the country can offer mobility technology to the world.

Its name is a nod to the Avro CF-105 Arrow, a supersonic interceptor jet aircraft that garnered praise when it was built in Canada in the 1950s, but was later scrapped by then-prime minister John Diefenbaker.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 5, 2022.