Artist : Guy Georget Year : 1940 Size : 24 1/2 x 33 1/2 inches Condition : A
In 1936, the Limelette brothers Maurice and Albert founded an electric motorcycle company called Socovel (Société pour l’étude et la Construction de Vehicules Electriques or Company for research and manufacture of electric vehicles) in Brussels. They continued production during the German occupation with the German's permission, finding a degree of success due to fuel rationing. After the war, they switched to conventional models with electric models remaining available until 1948. The "motorcycle" somewhat resemble small scooters without sheet metal, with a huge box at the front to hold the batteries.Behind it sat an electric motor and a chain drive to the rear wheel.
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