Venturi Fetish Electric Sports Car – A Review on the World’s First Production Electric Sportster

Venturi Fetish is the world’s first eco-friendly sports car that went on to production. When the company introduced the first concept in Geneva Motor Show, many people were not quite serious about the car and never assumed that it will see production soon. However, the car appeared in Detroit Motor Show in 2003, which was just one year after the Geneva Motor Show and the following year, the car went on to sales in the Japanese Market, opening a new era in automobile history.

The car was launched in United States in 2005 and was available in most European countries in the following years. Needless to say, the car was widely popular and the media coverage was excellent. The vehicle was capable of a maximum speed of over 100 miles but managed to sell well because of the excellent initial torque produced by its 180kW motor. The 0-60 miles acceleration took less than five years, which is the standard timing for even the most expensive sports cars. The top speed beyond 100 miles was not a matter of concerns for many car owners as such speeds have no practical applications in most city and highway roads where a maximum speed limit is implemented.

Since the car ensured more than 200 miles coverage in a single charging, it was a practical choice for many city users. To add even better functionality, the company used a quick charging technology which allowed a user to charge the car for 1 and a half hours and cover a distance of 100 miles. There is no doubt that this was one of the most expensive electric cars that the market has seen till date.

The price was mostly because of the large lithium-ion package fixed in the car that comes at a very expensive package. The car had excellent handling and braking ability, which increased its popularity all over the world. Automobile magazines and car enthusiasts from all over the world were excited about this new car that used to cost them a very low price to cover 100 miles. Not only that the car had a low running expensive, the charging was quite easy and convenient, which made it a very practical automobile. There were many takers for this and the sales volume increased with positive reviews for them.

The high quality suspension ensured excellent handling for this vehicle. Now, Venturi Fetish enjoys a worldwide customer base and a reasonably good annual sales volume. However, the competition in this sector seem to be quite high these days and the coming days for Fetish can be challenging as there are already some sports car models that can outdo Fetish in terms of performance. There are many manufacturers who are preparing their own weapons for the war and a large array of launches can be seen in this segment by 2012. However, the contributions that Venturi Fetish has done to electric car industry are enormous.