The Voisin Biscooters were a series of microcars built between 1945 and 1958.
Gabriel Voisin was convinced of the demand for basic transport in the period of post-war austerity so he designed a simple, sturdy and ingenious two-seater.
The car was named the Biscooter and was powered by a 125cc Gnome et Rhone two-stroke single cylinder engine and could therefore be driven on the road without a licence.
The prototype attracted lots public interest when it was shown at the 1950 Salon du Cycle et de la Moto. Its all-aluminium tub and coachwork was reduced to the bare essentials but included a simple canvas hood and a windscreen manually adjustable for rake. The Biscooter offered rudimentary but efficient transport at a minimal price.
Some 15 pre-production Biscooters were built, but the company management opted not to launch the car commercially.
Gabriel Voisin returned to this theme a few years later, building three Biscooters with 200cc Gnome et Rhone engines with three/four seats. Although no series production ensued, all three survive.