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Posted: September 15, 2008
New Electric Car From Venturi and Michelin
(Nanowerk News) Venturi Automobiles and Michelin announced they were working together to produce a new-generation electric vehicle equipped with the most advanced technologies in the field. The vehicle will be unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, which opens on October 2.
The partnership allows Michelin to demonstrate the capabilities of its latest innovations on a high-performance vehicle, while enabling Venturi, a manufacturer of advanced automobiles, to produce a vehicle that features unprecedented architecture, dynamic qualities and overall technological excellence.
Designed by Sacha Lakic, the vehicle and its technical specifications will be presented on the Venturi stand (Hall 5/1, Stand 101) at the Paris Motor Show from October 2 to 19, 2008.
A press conference will be held at the Venturi stand on October 2 at 5:15 p.m. by Gildo Pallanca Pastor, President of Venturi Automobiles. Patrick Oliva, Director of Prospective and Sustainability Development, Michelin Group, will also speak at the event.
Since 2001, Venturi Automobiles has led a sustained innovation drive that has made it an undisputed leader in electric vehicles. Its expertise in the world’s most advanced EV technological solutions extend from city quadricycles to high-performance sports cars.
Michelin is dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing and marketing tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles/motorcycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, trucks and the US space shuttle. It also offers electronic mobility support services, on ViaMichelin.com, and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 170 countries, has 121,000 employees and operates 69 production plants in 19 different countries. (www.michelin.com)