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Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

Posted By Jessica Dailey On January 12, 2011 @ 7:46 pm In automotive,Detroit Auto Show,Green Transportation,Innovation | 1 Comment

The America [1] runs on an electric powertrain and a rear mounted motor that generates more than 300 horsepower — the same motor in the Venturi Fetish [2], the world’s first production electric sports car. The company says the machinery is the “most advanced electric motor ever designed for an automobile.” The 54-kWh lithium-ion batteries provide a range of up to 190 miles at a stabilized speed of 56 mph.

The vehicle’s introduction celebrates the Monaco-based company’s opening of a North American division in Columbus, Ohio. The company currently works with Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research [3], and they plan to deepen their collaboration with the development of new electric car components.

Currently, Venturi [4] has no real plans for production of the EV [5] America buggy, but we certainly hope they change their minds!

+ Venturi [4]

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[1] America: http://www.venturi.fr/fr/Gamme/America/Concept-Design

[2] Venturi Fetish: http://inhabitat.com/transportation-tuesdays-top-5-green-sports-cars/transportation-tuesdays-green-cars-fuel-efficient-hybrid-cars-hybird-engines-engines-motors-diesel-sports-cars-venturi-fetish/

[3] Center for Automotive Research: http://car.eng.ohio-state.edu/

[4] Venturi: http://www.venturi.fr/fr

[5] EV: http://inhabitat.com/tag/electric-vehicle

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