In the latter half of the 19th century, Gustave Pierre TrouvAc, a modest but brilliant Parisian electrical engineer, conceived and patented some 75 inventions, including the endoscope, the electric car and the frontal headlamp. He also designed an electric boatacomplete with outboard motor, headlight and hornaan electric rifle, an electric piano and luminous fountains, and developed wearable technology and ultraviolet light therapy. Unlike his famous contemporary Nikola Tesla, who worked for Thomas Edison and was patronized by George Westinghouse, TrouvAc never came to America. A confirmed bachelor disinterested in industrialization, he was gradually forgotten following his accidental death in 1902. This expanded edition of the 2012 French first-ever biography of TrouvAc details the fascinating life of the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor once dubbed athe French Edison.aThirty-six years later, 2015, the world of transport is now fully concerned with continuingly increasing oil prices, the excess ... During that year, the Smart electric drive, Wheego Whip LiFe, Mia electric, Volvo C30 Electric, and the Ford Focus Electric were ... The BYD e6, released initially for fleet customers in 2010, began retail sales in Shenzhen, China, that October. ... the BollorAc Bluecar was released in December 2011 and deployed for use in the Autoliba#39;s car-sharing service in Paris.
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