From Venturi’s website:
THE ULTIMATE ELECTRIC GT
The fruit of a technical collaboration between Venturi Automobiles and Michelin, the Volage is the 1st vehicle to be designed using Active Wheel technology.
Thanks to its handling, tractability and quiet operation, the Volage is the culmination of current automotive technology.
DESIGN – DESIGNED BY THE WIND
“The science of aerodynamics is the main tool that has been used to dictate its shape.”
Sacha Lakic, designer
TECHNICAL CHALLENGE – ACTIVE SUSPENSION AND POWERTRAIN
With its 4 active suspension drive wheels, the VOLAGE has no equivalent. The MICHELIN Active Wheel technology incorporates 2 electric motors per wheel (1 for the suspension and 1 for the drive), making a total of 8 motors controlled in real time by cutting edge electronics.
4 MICHELIN ACTIVE WHEEL
Roadster – 2 seats
4 driven wheels
Power 300 HP / 220 kW (4 x 55 kW)
Motor torque 232Nm (171 lb/ft) (4x58Nm (43 lb/ft)
- The Venturi Volage Debuts Michelin Active Wheel Technology! Venturi, known for excellence in designing highly efficient race cars, has debuted several all electric racers in recent years. What does the Venturi Volage bring to the track? Venturi refers to the Volage as ‘the ultimate electric GT’. It is the result of a collaboration between Venturi and Michelin and was created under the direction of ...