It was powered by four 12V batteries placed under the hood giving it a claimed top speed of 36 kilometres per hour (22 mph) and a range of 50 miles (80 km).

The VLV was built during the war as a way to side-step fuel restrictions imposed on non-military users by the occupying German forces. It was banned after only 377 examples were built.

1942 Peugeot VLV Electric Microcar - 01