The Venturi Eclectic is a radical concept designed to
offer a solution to the inevitable oil crisis and reduce
the destruction of our environment. Venturi, based in
France, are already at the forefront of production electric
vehicles, their first being the Venturi
Fetish sports car.
The 2007 Venturi Eclectic is driven by electric motors
powered by batteries which can be charged in three different
- Solar, by way of the photovoltaic cells covering the
- Wind power from one or more wind turbines setup on,
or around the Eclectic when stationary.
- Electric, by simply plugging the vehicle into the mains
Top speed for the 3-seat Venturi Eclectic is limited to
The designer of the Venturi Eclectic, Sacha Lakic, describes
the vehicle as: a modern, autonomous and intelligent
automobile. The energy that drives it exists all around
it : it simply has to deploy its wind turbine, expose
its solar cells or, if necessary, find a simple electric
plug. It is usual practice to stylise a car.
In the case of Eclectic, its contours were born of an
approach to design. Its appearance reflects its function.
Its silhouette pays homage to certain icon-cars such as
the Lunar Rover, Mini-Moke and Méhari. Though its
technology positions it clearly in the present and, above
all, the future.
Initially Venturi plan to build a run of 200 Eclectics
for 2007, with a larger production volume appearing in
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