The origins of the Carpeviam are uncertain as Charles Peacock was a selling agent rather than a manufacturer. The car was a light 3-wheeler with 3.5hp single-cylinder engine driving the single rear wheel by chain via a 2-speed gearbox. Steering was by tiller. It was built on tricar lines although the two seats were side by side. The price started at £99 and a canopy for hot weather was an optional extra for £3.50. A suggestion for the unusual name was that it was a corruption of the Latin ‘Carpe diem’ meaning ‘seize the day’.