Created as part of a technological collaboration with Michelin, the Venturi Volage made its debut at the Paris Motor Show in 2008. The Volage was a real jewel of technological innovation, paring back mechanical components in favour of electronics, making it the first car of the digital age. As such, it marked a key milestone in the development of electric vehicles.
Sacha Lakic designed the Venturi Volage like a light, sensual sail, with its streamlined body snugly fitting around its exceptional technical components. “Using the science of aerodynamics as the main tool for designing its shape, Volage was modelled by the wind. It is easy and pleasant to imagine air flowing over and through its bodywork”. Although Volage visibly shares the same heritage as Venturi’s other models, there are also a few special little details that form a subtle tribute to some of the most elegant and avant-garde French automobiles of the pre-war period.
With active suspension and four-wheel drive, the Volage is simply unique. Michelin Active Wheel technology incorporates two electric motors per wheel, for a total of eight motors controlled in real time by cutting-edge electronics. The active electricity suspension developed by Michelin adapts fully to all surfaces and driving styles, whilst Venturi’s expertise in chassis design ensures unmatched safety.
Electric roadster – 2 seater
Four-wheel drive – “Michelin Active Wheel”
45 kWh Lithium Polymer battery pack developed by Venturi
Max. power: 4 x 55 kW: 220 kW (300 HP)
Max. torque: 232 Nm
0-100 km/h: Under 5 sec.
Top speed: 150 km/h
Range: 320 km (at a stable 90km/h)
Total weight: 1075 kg