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1942 Peugeot VLV

Like the rest of France's auto industry, Peugeot was forced to turn its plants over to German war production. The drawing office hummed with secret projects, among them the Voiture Legere de Ville (Light City Car). 377 were made. Speed from its electric motor, supplied by four 12V batteries under the hood, was 20 mph, and the range was 50 miles.

Manufacturer: S.A. des Automobiles Peugeot, Paris, France

Model: VLV

Motor: 48-V-Electric Body: Steel
Years Built: 1942 No. Cylinders: N/A Chassis: Steel
No. Produced: 377 Displacement: N/A Suspension Front: Leaf Spring
No. Surviving: Horsepower: 1.3 – 3.5 Suspension Rear: Leaf Spring
Length: 2 670 mm Gearbox: N/A Steering: ?
Width: 1 210 mm Starter: N/A Brakes: Cable
Weight: 348 kg Electrics: 48 v 4 Wheels: 270 x 90
Interior: 2 seats Ignition: N/A Top Speed: 30 kph

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