Venturi Fetish, 2005
The Venturi Fétish is the world's first production two-seater electric sports car. It is produced by Venturi in Monaco.
The car is unique in that its acceleration is comparable to a normal internal combustion engined sports car, producing as it does 300 horsepower (180 kW), with a 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) time of 4.5 seconds. Its top speed is less comparable however, at 170 km/h (105 mph), which is respectable considering that it only has one gear. It runs at a constant translation of 9.58 : 1, with a torque of 220 Nm.
One other particular attraction of the car is that due to the electric motor, the full 300 bhp is available at all speeds, as opposed to the progressive delivery of a internal combustion engined car, where full power is only available within certain RPM ranges.
The company specifies the car with a range of 250 to 350 km (155 to 217 miles), which is perhaps the best one can get with an electric car. The batteries are all lithium ion accumulators, which recharge in about 16.5 hours at 16 amperes, or at 3.5 hours at 80 amperes.
* All the car's electric drivetrain components are designed and made by AC Propulsion.
* The retail price for this car is € 450,000 (approx. US$575,000), VAT not included.
* The futuristic design of the car was done by the parisian designer Sacha Lakic.