Peugeot VLV - electric vehicle of 1941 model year

French company Peugeot, due to critical fuel shortage caused by the outbreak of World War II, released its first low-volume electric car - Peugeot VLV. The abbreviation translates as Voiture Legere de Ville - light city car.

The two-seater compact electric car weighed only 365 kg. It faced the task of transporting medical personnel and the functioning of postal services, as well as other strategic tasks of the military period.

Features of the Peugeot VLV

The power source was a four lead-acid 12-volt battery. An electric motor of 3.3 kW was used as the power unit. The maximum speed was 36 km/h and the power reserve was about 80 km on one charge. The roof of the electric car is folding, tarpaulin.

For all time 377 copies have come off the conveyor. Relevance in electric traction fell at the end of 1943, then the fuel was no longer a scarce resource. Today, the retro car is valued at 20 thousand dollars at thematic auctions.

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