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Venturi VBB-3 breaks another EV speed record with 341 mph Bonneville run

And the VBB managed to hit 359 mpg on one run.

Don't blink.

Recharge Wrap-up: Venturi seeks funding for speed record, Kia partners on V2G

Daimler launches Mercedes-Benz Energy for stationary storage.

Venturi launches a Kickstarter campaign to break its EV speed record. Kia partners with UC Irvine on V2G technology. Daimler launches Mercedes-Benz Energy to sell stationary storage globally.

Jacques Villeneuve calls it quits on Formula E

After failing to land in the points in his first three races, former F1 champion Jacques Villeneuve is leaving Formula E to make way for Mike Conway at Venturi.

Despite Mother Nature, Venturi VBB-3 sets EV class speed record

The Venturi VBB 3 sets a tentative class record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, doing 240.320 mph. Conditions were so bad that the team couldn't go faster.

Jacques Villeneuve signs on in post-season Formula E shuffle

Nick Heidfeld, Jean-Eric Vergne And Jaime Alguersuari Switch Teams For Next Season

The Formula E grid is reshuffling for next season, with former F1 champ Jacques Villeneuve signing on with Venturi and Jean-Eric Vergne, Jaime Alguersuari, and Nick Heidfeld switching teams.

Venturi pulls plug on car production, Voxan brand

Will Focus On Racing And Speed Records

Monaco-based Venturi Automobiles will longer produce automobiles, and has also ceased its Voxan electric motorcycle project. Instead, it will focus on racing in the Formula E and setting speed records.

Venturi 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 showin

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.

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 star power.

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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 drivetrain. We now have our answer. The Voxman Wa

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 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.

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 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 a

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.

Venturi 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 m

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 lo

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, France's postal service, announced its intent to purchase quite a few electric vehicle

Peugeot-Citroen starts delivering Partner and Berlingo electric vans

PSA Peugeot Citroen has started delivering its Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo electric vans in France. 1,500 of the EV vans are scheduled to be manufactured through 2011. It's a small number, but bigger than the number of Ford Transit Connect Electric vans that FoMoCo Jonas Dalidd

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