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    Official: Venturi VBB 3 sets 'symbolic world record' for EVs at Bonneville Salt Flats [UPDATE]

    *UPDATE: Thanks to an oversight in the press release, we needed to add "pending FIA verification" to the post. Despite the cancellation of Bonneville Speed Week, there was good electric vehicle news to report from the salt flats last week. Symbolically, at least. Venturi was not able to break ...

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    Motorsports: DiCaprio, Venturi team up for final Formula E entry

    The organizers of the startup FIA Formula E championship have been announcing the teams that will take part one at a time. The series has already announced nine out of the ten teams lined up for the inaugural season, and has now confirmed the tenth and final entry, complete with a little dose of ...

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    Two Wheels: 200-hp Voxan Wattman is world's most powerful electric cruiser

    Ever since Venturi principal Gildo Pallanca Pastor scooped up the French motorcycle marque Voxan a few years back, we've wondered how Sacha Lakic – the go-to designer for the Monégasque businessman – would fuse the past products of the brand with its future-oriented electric ...

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    Official: Prince Albert unveils Venturi VBB-3, world's most powerful EV [w/videos]

    When you're royalty, you can associate yourself with things as cool as the world's most powerful electric car, and that's just what Prince Albert of Monaco is doing. The Prince, along with Princess Charlene, made the trek out to the Beehive State to make a photo appearance with the Venturi VBB-3 ...

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    Official: Ohio State team moves EV Salt Flats speed tests back home

    The Ohio State Center for Automotive Research (OSU CAR) may be moving speed tests for what may be the world's fastest electric vehicle about 1,700 miles away from its original Utah destination, but, hey, that's theoretically just a tidy four-hour drive at full speed. This month, Ohio State, which ...

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    Official: OSU, Venturi EV aims for world speed record in September: 435 mph

    Top that, Wolverines! Ohio State University is once again teaming with Venturi in an effort to set land-speed records for electric vehicles, with the team's next escapade set for September. Meet the third Buckeye Bullet, also known as the Venturi VBB-3. OSU, known among other things for a pretty ...

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    Official: Mission Africa is mission accomplished; EV goes 3,600 miles in 38 days

    First, the numbers: 38 days of driving 5,800 kilometers (3,600 miles) About 40 battery charges Six countries Those are the stats from the now-completed Mission Africa, a cross-continent trip in a "Powered by Venturi" electric Citroen Berlingo. Driver Xavier Chevrin says that the ...

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    Official: Mission Africa sends electric Citroen Berlingo from Kenya to South Africa

    Venturi does more than create whimsical concept vehicles for auto shows. The company also supports electric vehicles going on long-distance adventures, like from Shanghai to Paris. The latest mission sends an EV along 4,800 kilometres (2,982 miles) from Kenya to South Africa. The trip started ...

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    Venturi Volage set to launch in 2012

    First unveiled at the Paris Motor Show way back in October of 2008, the Venturi Volage has finally been given a not-so set-in-stone launch date: available sometime in 2012. According to Venturi, development of the Volage is complete. Here's a look at the Volage's finalized specs: its top speed ...

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    All-electric Citroen Berlingo get reincarnated by Venturi

    Late last year, we reported on the delivery of the Citroen Berlingo electric vans to the French postal service. Did you know that an electric version of the Citroen Berlingo First existed ten years ago? It sure did, but was unfortunately discontinued in 2002 due to poor sales. In 2007, La Poste, ...

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    Detroit 2011: Venturi America brings a bit of Monte Carlo to Columbus, Ohio

    Venturi America – Click above for high-res images
    Venturi has never been afraid to bring absurd vehicles to an auto show, showing off unique designs like the Venturi Eclectic golf cart/bus thing and the Astrolab in Paris in 2006. For the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Venturi brought the landspeed ...

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    Venturi Fetish gets help from SKF for engineering, bearings

    The Venturi Fétish is a good-looking electric vehicle with a long history of appearances at the Paris Motor Show (from its debut in 2004 to 2006 and on to 2010, it's like a perennial flower). The fetish part comes, in part, from the exclusivity – only 10 copies of the 2011 model will ...

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    Paris 2010: 2011 Venturi Fétish is faster, sexier, more production

    Venturi Fétish – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Appearing on the stand alongside the awesome Venturi America at the 2010 Paris Motor Show was an updated Fétish. While it retains a lot of similarities to the original, it has a fresh fascia, a new rear spoiler and a ...

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    Paris 2010: Is the Venturi America EV Dune Buggy another awesome EV we'll never see?

    Venturi America EV Dune Buggy – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Venturi was last seen in America a couple of months ago, blasting across the white crystals at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the guise of the Buckeye Bullet. At the Paris Motor Show, the Monegasque company revealed a ...

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    Venturi's Shanghai-to-Paris trek reaches Russia, rolls on

    Venturi Global Challenge: Shanghai-to-Paris – Click above for high-res image gallery
    After setting out from Shanghai in early May, the second mission of the Venturi Global Challenges officially passed the halfway point when they crossed the border into Russia from Kazakhstan. The ...

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    Venturi owner gets into motorcycles with Voxan buy

    Gildo Pallanca Pastor picked up French automaker Venturi back in 2001 after it had sunk into bankruptcy. Gildo has since produced a unique line-up of Sacha Lakic-designed electric vehicles, including a couple of sports cars and a pair of solar-paneled wagons. Now, he's doing it again, only this ...

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    French postal service finally chooses the Venturi-powered Citroën Berlingo

    After the call for offers by La Poste, the French Postal Service, a 250-unit contract for electric delivery vans has been awarded to the Citroën Berlingo First. The model, which is based on the standard Citroën Berlingo, features batteries and a powertrain developed by Venturi. The ...

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    Venturi to send electric Berlingo First on Shanghai to Paris record-setting roadtrip

    Venturi and PSA Peugeot Citroën teamed up to build an electric version of the Berlingo a while back and, as they move to finally commercialize the vehicle early next year, they are sending a special version out on a little Shanghai to Paris roadtrip. The 8,326 mile (13,400 km) course was ...

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    Prince of Monaco test drives the all-electric Venturi Volage

    As you know, Monaco wants to position itself as one of the leading EV countries in the world. Of course, the country's small size helps keep range anxiety in check. HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco enjoyed himself during the Grand Prix de Monaco last weekend when the Venturi Volage was in town. The ...

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    Paris 2008: Venturi Eclectic, the production version

    While Venturi has cars that drive on the bleeding edge of technology and cost more than several Tesla Roadsters they have not forgotten those of us with more modest means and lesser needs. For folks with as little as €15,000 ($20,700) in pocket and no desire to cruise faster than 45 Kph (28 ...


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