The French Electric Stéla Type RCA from 1941

Electric Stéla Type RCA from 1941.

Electric Vehicles Stéla is a former French automobile manufacturer which produced passenger cars and utility vehicles from 1941 to 1948, mainly electric.

The company was founded in 1941 in Villeurbanne by Hubert Pascal. Automobiles were built under the “Stela” brand from 1941 to 1944, while commercial vehicles continued to be produced until 1948.

The name “Stéla” is an acronym for Service de la Traction Électrique Légère et Agricole.

The majority of the business was building electric vehicles during World War II, when gasoline shortages were rife.

Among these is the RCA model, a sedan with four doors and five seats: body with tubular structure, central electric motor, range 130 km, speed 70 km / h. Empty weight: 2 tonnes, including 1 tonne for the vehicle and 1 tonne for the accumulators (96 V/ 336 A) placed at the rear.

 

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