The Venturi Fétish was an early-2000s two-seat limited-production electric sports car. It was built by Venturi in Monaco, and the design of the car was done by the Parisian designers Sacha Lakic. It holds the title of being the first electric sports car in history. It was first unveiled in 2002 and was sold for the first time in November 2004 in the Japanese market. Only 25 units have been produced. Production of the car was stopped in 2007, with a new version being launched in 2010.
The original electric Fétish used a 180 kW (241 hp; 245 PS) electric motor in place of the internal combustion engine fitted to most sports cars. This electric motor reportedly had a maximum torque output of 220 N⋅m (162 lb⋅ft), which could be applied nearly instaneously. Venturi claimed that the Fétish could accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 4.5 seconds, and that it was restricted to a top speed of 106 mph (171 km/h).
For 2011, the 180 kW motor was replaced by a 220 kW (295 hp; 299 PS) motor, and the updated Fétish was claimed to be capable of 200 km/h (124 mph) and to be able to accelerate from 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) in four seconds.
Type: Differential gear reduction with limited-slip
Ranges: 340 km (211 mi)
Battery Capacity: 54 kWh Lithium polymer
Motor Power: 220 kW (295 hp; 299 PS)