The VentureOne is a new vehicle design based on the Carver tilting vehicle but substitutes either a hybrid or all electric drivetrain in place of the more conventional internal combustion power in the Carver. I think the image above which shows a more fully faired or extended front end design looks better than the Carver but everything else seems to capture all of the same benefits of the enclosed passenger compartment, tilt and fun driving experience.
In both versions, the actual drive to the wheels is through in wheel electric motors. Power comes from batteries, charged both by plugging in to the grid and regenerative braking plus, in the hybrid version, a small internal combustion engine running an onboard generator.
Hybrid versions are projected to attain at least 100 mpg, speeds over 100 mph and 0-60 in 6 seconds or less, with a range of 300 miles. The all electric version will have a speed of 75 mph and 0-60 in 8 seconds with a range of 120 miles.
This looks like an excellent design and could be a lot of fun to drive but concept vehicles are coming out almost every day and, especially in the case of designs like this one, seeing one running in the real world and comparing actual performance to projected numbers will make a lot of difference in how well this vehicle does in the marketplace. It does look nice, though, and I’ll be eager to see the VentureOne on the road.
Thanks for the tip, Zoltan!