If you are convinced that the electric bicycle is a means of transport for a very young age, you are very wrong. The putative father of this invention is called Gustave Trouvè, a French engineer attracted by the dream of creating an innovative electric vehicle. His insight led him on April 19, 1881 to make his debut for the first time an electric vehicle on the streets of Paris. He raced through the center of the French capital, precisely for Rue Valois, driving a tricycle characterized by the presence of a small electric motor. Amazement among passers-by, halfway between disbelief and misunderstanding. Mr. Trouvè had just invented the ancestor of the modern electric city bicycle but, as often happens with great geniuses, his invention was underestimated and the invention failed to be patented.