Gustave Trouvé

Gustave Trouvé (1839–1902) was a French electrical engineer and inventor of the 19th century. Born to a modest family, Gustave Trouvé studied at the Collège de Chinon before to join the Ecole des Arts et Métiers.In Paris, he works as a clockmaker before to create in 1865 a company that designs electric machines and innovations. His work is popularized by the magazine La Nature. In November 1881 M. Trouvé demonstrated a working three-wheeled electric automobile at the International Exhibition of Electricity in Paris.