The America runs on an electric powertrain and a rear mounted motor that generates more than 300 horsepower — the same motor in the Venturi Fetish, 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, and they plan to deepen their collaboration with the development of new electric car components.

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

+ Venturi