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The Road of the Future

We spend a lot of time here at OnElectricCars.com talking about the innovations of the vehicles on the road, but we neglect to mention what is happening in the pavement itself.  If electric vehicles become more mainstream, there will be numerous opportunities to change the way we drive and fuel up.  Could the road charge itself up with photovoltaics or solar-thermal and recharge moving electric vehicles through induction?  Could intelligent networks drive our cars across the country for us? The infographic below indicates these crazy ideas are possible, and even being tested around the world right now:

The Road to the Future
The Road to the Future – created by the team at Car Loan 4U

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On the Venturi Fetish

Venturi Fetish

The Venturi Fetish became the world’s first production electric sports car when it was unveiled at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show. To this day, it remains the worlds most expensive and rare electric sports car, as only 25 were delivered worldwide. The price range has been around $400,000 to $500,000 over the years. Performance is relatively pedestrian when compared to the electric supercars in development and on the streets now. The Fetish accelerates from 0-60 in just under 5 seconds, with a top speed of only 100 mph and a 150 mile electric range. More information can be found at the Venturi Fetish website.

This is a cool video of the car in action:

The Monoco based Venturi company has since teamed up with French tire maker Michelin, and is going to introduce its next generation electric supercar extremely soon at this year’s Paris Auto show on October 2, 2008. Venturi has two other project cars that heavily utilize solar power, the Venturi Eclectic and the Venturi Astrolab. More can be read about them at the Venturi website here. More info on those vehicles will come soon.