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From 11 to 19 May, 2019,  the Commune of La Haye-Descartes, in collaboration with Gilbert Jamois and Kevin Desmond, are organising an Exhibition entitled “Gustave Trouvé, French Electrical Genius, 1839 à 2019” to celebrate the 180th anniversary of the birth of the remarkable inventor.



These are just a few of the things being planned to mark his birthday:

  • At least ten owners of machines invented and built by Trouvé have agreed to loan their precious survivors to the exhibition, while a replica of his 1881 electric boat and paintings and sculptures of the inventor are being created.

  • A dancer wearing colourful led lights, another of his inventions will give a performance.

  • Current owners of electric boats have been invited to regatta on the local river Creuse.

  • Owners of electric vehicles, from electric bicycles to automobiles, have been invited to drive to La Haye-Descartes from all over France for a rally in honour of the inventor of the world first battery-electric tricycle.

  • Paintings and sculptures are also being prepared.

 More details will appear on this website in the months to come.

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