It may look the same, but this is not the VentureOne. As of today, the three-wheeled VentureOne you see above is called the Persu Hybrid. The company behind the car, Venture, has changed their name to Persu Mobility and says that "other corporations [that] have used derivations of the Venture name" is the reason for the switch. Guess we'll have to update our tags.
Persu Mobility is also getting into GM's ER-EV territory with this announcement: "[The Persu Hybrid] is a class of vehicle that literally doesn't exist today and we have coined a new term for it, the Urban Life Vehicle (ULV)." Whatever it's called, you can see the evolution of the vehicle by looking at the galleries below.
Read Persu Mobility's email after the jump. Thanks to everyone who sent this in.
[Source: Persu Mobility]
Email from Persu Mobility:
The world is entering a new era of mobility, and in particular, seeking solutions to balance the twin challenges of dramatic population increases in the major urban cities of the world with the need to maintain the freedom of mobility. With 80% of the world's population growth in the next 20 years coming from the top 20 urban markets, it's clear the time is right to develop and endorse fresh new solutions.
Founded in 2005 as Venture Vehicles, Persu Mobility was established to answer these challenges. It is a company focused on being at the leading edge of a new world of American mobility with the development and introduction of an exciting urban transportation vehicle that defines a new American personal transportation segment.
The company is lead by a highly talented team with proven automotive industry expertise in business strategy and operations, technology development and implementation, vehicle engineering, distribution and marketing success.
The result is a new generation of automotive company unencumbered by past traditions and totally dedicated to ushering in a new era of mobility with fresh new transportation solutions.