Venturi Eclectic

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Venturi Eclectic

Eclectic, the first electro-solar autonomous vehicle in the history of the automobile, opens up a new era in the field of mobility : reserved for daily driving in urban areas, its low energy consumption makes it the most economical environmental vehicle ever built. Innovative and astonishing, Eclectic is much more than a simple electric vehicle ; it is a production and storage plant for renewable energies, either solar or wind based. Charging of these energies, which is intermittent in certain regions, can also be complemented by electrical recharging. Venturi marks a new era in technological history by launching the production of Eclectic, an urban 3-seater electro-solar vehicle which goes well beyond anything offered so far by car manufacturers of today : * 1 st vehicle powered by renewable energies ; * 1 st solar production vehicle (2.5 m2 of photovoltaic cells) ; * 1 st vehicle that can be directly recharged with a personal wind turbine ; Eclectic is thus the vehicle with the least possible impact on the environment. Unlike other vehicles which are not used for over 90% of the time, Eclectic takes advantage of moments of immobilisation to store energy in its batteries ; contrary to a petrol tank, this energy reserve remains available for other uses. It’s well worth betting that one day, and at national level, this could comprise a considerable reserve of energy which could compensate for breakdowns in the production of electricity as already seen, for example, in California. Available as an option with last-generation NiMH (NIV-7) batteries (liquid cooled), Eclectic offers a range up to 50 km at a speed of 50 km/hr (electronically restricted), which suffices largely to cover daily movements in urban areas. The share of solar recharging is approximately 7 km per day of exposure. When using electricity, a full recharge requires 5 hrs using a standard connection (16 A) or 3 hrs with 2 onboard chragers (in option). Finally, as an option, Eclectic can be recharged with a wind turbine, set up on the ground next to the car. It is small and light enough to be carried easily. In this case, the share of recharging is approximately 15 km per day in windy areas. Production of 20 pre-series vehicles has commenced. A limited version of 200 vehicles with specific equipment will be launched in March 2008 (colour : white) at a price of 24,000 € plus VAT (excluding State subsidies of 2,000 €).

Additional Features30 MPH top speed
Fuel Typeall-electric with photovoltaic cell roofing
Miles per Charge30
Body TypeCoupe
EV TypeNeighborhood Electric Vehicle
Release StatusLimited Release
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Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC