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3Venturi revels in its EV history with new America

Venturi almost always cooks up something fresh and a bit crazy for the Paris Motor Show, from the America EV dune buggy to the Eclectic, which lived up to its name. This year at the Mondial de l'Automobile, Venturi is showing off its latest vehicle – a new version of the America EV – as well as the body work for the VBB-3, also known as the Buckeye Bullet, as it takes a look back at 30 years of the company and a decade of working on electric vehicles.

AddVenturi 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.

2DiCaprio, 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 star power.

Add200-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 drivetrain. We now have our answer. The Voxman Wattman has just been revealed at the Paris Motorcycle Show (le Salon de la Moto, for you sophisticated types), and it appears he decided to start from a fres

26Prince 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 at Wendower airfield. He was probably hoping to get a quick drive of the 3,000-horsepower rocket on wheels, but that was not meant to be.

1Ohio 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 earlier this year said it was working with Venturi on setting a land-speed record for electric vehicles, will test its third Buckeye Bullet, otherwise known as the Venturi VBB-3, at Ohio's Transportatio

8OSU, 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.

10Venturi America is still awesome, still not coming to the U.S. [w/videos]

It's been two years since we first met the Venturi America on this very Paris Motor Show floor, and we're still in love with the idea of an electric car that is as capable on the street as it is on the trail. Venturi Automobiles says it is only making 100 of these door-less electric enduro cars, but despite its name, none of them are to be sold in the U.S.

AddMission 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 last month and the car already has 3,500 km (2,174 mi) under its tires. Venturi says the trip represents "a fabulous human and technological adventure in the interest of sustainable development."

AddAll-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, France's postal service, announced its intent to purchase quite a few electric vehicles. Venturi, known for the Fetish, an electric sports car, answered the call. Rather than designing an entirely new ve

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

Venturi America – Click above for high-res images

AddVenturi 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 be made – and some great performance numbers. The 0-60 is taken care of in four seconds and the sports car has a top speed of 200 kilometers an hour (124 miles per hour). If you cruise around at 9

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

Venturi Fétish – Click above to watch video after the jump

AddParis 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

7Paris 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

AddVenturi 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 time the distressed French company is motorcycle maker Voxan. The goal is the same however. The previously produced gas-powered (and coincidentally, Sacha Lakic-designed) machines will remain "collectors'

AddFrench 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 specs? A three-phase electric motor good for 42 kW (57hp) using nickel and sodium chlorine batteries that provides a range of 100 km (about 60 miles) with a maximum speed of 110 km/h. Using a standard Europe

AddVenturi 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 chosen as a homage to André Citroën, who completed the reverse route back in 1932. Last weekend, Venturi presented its car and team to Prince Albert II of Monaco, whose Foundation is one of the

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