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Paupe Motorcycles

Manufactured from 1940 to c.1945. Also referred to as De Paupe.

Roger Paupe of Lyon built electric scooters in answer to petrol rationing. These were constructed in the New Map factory, apparently based on a design from perhaps the early 1930s.

Powered by two type TA 11 24v motors from Paris-Rhone, they had a range of some 60 km and a top speed of around 40 kp/h.

Paupe was active in the Resistance.

Sources: Kevin Desmond, et al.

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