1 January 1984
FONDATION Claude Poiraud (engineer) and Gérard Godfroy (designer) present the first Venturi at the “Paris Motor Show“. It was a 2-seater prototype weighing 850 kg, fitted with a 2-litre VW Golf GTI engine. It was the brand’s first vehicle which was to produce almost a dozen Grand
“Venturi Gentlemen Drivers Trophy”
15 March 1991
High-level competition forged the brand’s popularity through Formula1 and the Venturi Larousse stable (1991), the ”Venturi Gentlemen Drivers’ Trophy” (1992) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1993 Christophe Dechavanne/Jacques Laffite in the Venturi Jaccadi, 1995, Paul Belmondo). Venturi chalked up its most spectacular successes
GILDO PALLANCA PASTOR ACQUIRED THE FIRM
1 April 2000
Gildo Pallanca Pastor acquired the firm, which was facing real difficulties. In a very masculine industry and a market characterized by power and esthetics but reluctant to pursue any development, especially of a radical kind, the visionary Gildo Pallanca Pastor took up the bold and decisive
6 July 2004
Fétish : launch of the world’s first sports car powered solely by electricity.
1 February 2006
Presentation of the Eclectic Concept, the first autonomous urban electric vehicle to communicate with its environment. Presentation of the Astrolab, a hybrid electro-solar vehicle.
23 October 2007
Participation in the international tender launched by the French postal service for the supply of 250 utilitarian electric mail delivery vehicles.
3 February 2008
Opening of the new Venturi Design Office in Monaco : “Venturi LAB”. Launch of the study on the creation of an assembly plant in La Sarthe. Presentation of the Eclectic 2.0. Presentation of the Volage concept car benefiting from Michelin technologies (4 wheel drive incorporating two electric motors
15 July 2009
The company wins the tender launched by the French postal service and equips the Citroën Berlingo First Electrique ”Powered by Venturi”. Creation of the “Global Challenges”. The goal of these different challenges is to demonstrate the capacity of electric power to stand up to all kinds
POWERED BY VENTURI
17 September 2010
September 17th, 2010, inauguration and opening of the assembly plant for electric vehicles in Sablé-sur-Sarthe. Launch of assembly of the Berlingo “Powered by Venturi”. Development of the After Sales Service, which is now operational in 11 countries. May/July : Shanghai/Paris Global Challenge, world première for a standard electric vehicle
27 November 2011
Participation in the Auto bleue – Nice Côte d’Azur program, the first collectivity in France to put 100% electric car sharing into service. With MVE, Venturi produces 1,000th electric Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner. It was the first electric car mass production in the 2000’s in Europe. Venturi opens
Launch of the Antartica program
1 December 2011
Development of the Antartica program, first EV designed to operate in the extreme conditions of the Antarctic and give scientists access to research zones that are off limits to combustion vehicles.
1 June 2012
Global Challenge, Mission Africa Nairobi/Johannesburg, world première in Africa for a standard electric vehicle, covering 5,800 km. 1,000 Citroën Berlingo or Peugeot Partner vehicles delivered.
1 September 2013
September 2013: New attempt for a land speed record with an electric vehicle. The September 2013 attempt has been rescheduled in 2014 because of the major flooding on the Salt Flats.
Team Venturi Grand Prix
4 December 2013
December 2013: Announcement of the creation of the Venturi Grand Prix Team. It will go to the electric single seater FIA Formula E world championship.
Venturi Grand Prix
1 May 2014
May 2014: Receipt of the 1st electric single seater. Venturi Grand Prix also opened its new bespoke facilities.
Venturi official manufacturer of the FIA Formula E championship
23 February 2015
FIA WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD VBB3
21 August 2015
FIA WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD On Friday, August 21, 2015 FIA EV World land speed record Category A – Group VIII – Class 8, was reached by professional driver Roger Schroer into the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 (VBB-3): 240.320 miles per hour (386.757 kilometers per hour).
FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP BEGIN
24 October 2015
Beijing, October 24th 2015, launching of the FIA Formula E Championship Season 2
341 MPH, NEW WORLD SPEED RECORD FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE
21 September 2016
Venturi and its partner the Center For Automotive Research (Ohio State University) push new electric limits, with the best speed ever set with an EV
Venturi starts the FIA Formula E championship Season 3
9 October 2016