The L’Oeuf Electrique was designed by Paul Arzens, a French industrial designer. This three-wheeled, battery-powered vehicle was initially displayed in 1942. It could seat two, had a range of around 63 miles and a top speed of around 40MPH.
Arzens designed the car as a lightweight, bespoke personal vehicle. The car’s unique shape led to it being referred to as an “Egg” car and it is thought to be the first bubble car. The car’s egg-like form was created from hand-formed aluminum sheets and Plexiglas plastic sheets, built on a frame of Duralinox tube, which is a durable form of aluminum tubing.