This isn’t the first car that we have reported the Prince taking a spin in. Late last year he test drove the Mitsubishi i MiEV Concept, which lead to his commitment that he would like to see more of that kind of zero-emission vehicles in Monaco in the future. Fast-forward to the present and he is behind the wheel of the “Ultimate Electric GT.” Now, if you are like me you are wondering: What is the Venturi Volage?
Venturi Volage- The Ultimate Electric GT
Still not excited? Then try this on for size; the Venturi Volage can achieve 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in less than 5 seconds. It also is equipped with a regenerative braking system to recharge the batteries as you slow yourself down from the blast to 100 km/h. The companies website says that the batteries have a 1,500 cycle life span and that the car can achieve 320 km (about 198 miles) at a sustained speed of 90 km/h (about 56 mph).
Bottom line—Tesla your competition is coming! The production model is scheduled for 2012 and will be hand built in their facility in Monaco. So if you want one you better get on the list because the production is supposed to be limited.
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