Venturi Eclectic car is (véry) eco-friendly

With a natural flair for entrepreneurship, Monegasque businessman Gildo Pastor started his first company at the age of 18. Three years later, he oversaw the construction of Monaco’s biggest office building, which has been home to Venturi since 2000. As a business angel, he has invested in around twenty innovative businesses all over the world.

Soaring gas prices, economic crises, wars, pollution, irreversible changes in the climate…. Our planet is going through a period when the stakes in terms of energy form the very basis for worldwide chaos. We can do our little bit to save our very own global resources by limiting our personal consumption of energy.

In 2000, the motoring enthusiast took over the reins of French sports car manufacturer Venturi. Gildo Pastor is not just a successful entrepreneur but a true visionary, with a close interest and a passionate belief in the huge potential of electric automotive technology. When he acquired Venturi, and despite electric mobility being in its infancy, his conviction that it represented the future led him to make a surprising strategic decision: the firm would now specialise in ‘high performance’ electric vehicles. Thanks to his drive and determination, Venturi models have inspired and continue to inspire the world’s biggest manufacturers of electric vehicles.

Since 2000, they have embarked on a number of extraordinary challenges, transforming the improbable into reality. With every new innovation they create, they are accelerating the development of electric vehicles and spearheading the vitally important transition towards sustainable mobility.

Dubbed as the first autonomous vehicle in the history of the automobile, the Venturi Electricopens up a new era in the field of mobility. Intended for daily driving in urban areas, its low energy consumption makes it the most economical environmental vehicle ever built. Inspired by the iconic Ghia beach-cars that where populair in the 1960’s and ’70s, its innovative and astonishing. The Electric is much more than a simple vehicle and is powered by electricity via 3 sources; plug-in, solar and wait for it… wind.

The roof is equipped with advanced photovoltaic cells to quickly harness the power of the sun keeping you juiced and ready to go. To support that system is a wind turbine that extends up and out capturing the power of wind should there be a gust and both are augmented with an advanced plug-in system for those overnight recharges.

If you have fallen for this eco-friendly automobile, then you’ll actually be able to buy it next summer for about $31,500 from the limited version of 200 vehicles as according to a Venturi press release. A higher level of production should see the light of day sometime in 2009.

Come into the beautiful world of Venturi.

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