Charles Jeantaud founded in 1893 the company in Paris for the production of automobiles. The brand name was Jeantaud . In 1906, the production ended He built his first electric car in 1881 and also made his family name the brand name for the automobiles, which he produced in Paris from 1893 to 1906 .
The company initially produced only electric cars. The choice was open bodies, coupes and Hansom Cabs.A series field coils, are used, which gives speeds from 3 to 11 miles per hour. The 44 battery cells weigh 880 pounds. The elevation and plan of the driving and steering gear. , is peculiar, as the transmission is through a set of three bevel gears at each side in order to get around a centrally located steering pivot and to make it easy for drivers of the steering wheel.
With his electric car model Jeantaud Duc launched on 18 December 1898 at a speed of 62.78 km / h in Achères ( Yvelines ) near Paris , the French car racer Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat on the first record of securitized records for a land vehicle .. A vehicle participated in the 1895 Paris-Bordeaux-Paris car racing, but retired. In addition, created record vehicles for hunting on the land speed record , the driver Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat was able to achieve three times.
Between 1903 and 1904, the company also produced vehicles with gasoline engine . The choice was a two-cylinder enginewith 12 hp , a three-cylinder engine with 18 hp and a four-cylinder engine with 24 hp. From 1905 the vehicles had front-wheel drive .
Automotive manufacturer of Paris.France from 1893 to 1906.