Using the very latest technology, the zero emission Venturi VM200 stretches the boundaries of what is currently available in electric motorsport. Made from carbon fiber and aluminum, the chassis is both super lightweight and incredibly strong and fully complies with the latest FIA crash tests.
Venturi, a world leader in high performance electric vehicles, provides the electric powertrain (motor control unit, motor and multi speed paddle shift sequential gearbox). Williams Advanced Engineering supplies the battery which produces 200kW, the equivalent of 270 bhp.
Systems integration services are provided by Venturi Automobiles.
Williams Advanced Engineering, part of the Williams group of companies that includes the world famous Williams F1 team, supplies the batteries for the Venturi VM200, providing 200kW, the equivalent of 270bhp.
Powertrain & Electronics
Venturi Automobiles supplies the powertrain and energy management electronics for the Venturi VM200. These highly configurable electronics control the complex processes associated with the deployment of the electric power under acceleration and the regeneration of energy (to recharge the battery) under deceleration.
A total of eight Venturi VM200s have been built for the second season of the FIA Formula E Championship; four by Dragon Racing and four by the Venturi Automobiles factory team.
Monocoque chassis designed and constructed by leading Italian firm Dallara. Made from carbon fibre and aluminium, the chassis is both super lightweight and incredibly strong and fully complies with the 2014 FIA crash tests – the same used to regulate Formula One.
All cars are fitted with special Michelin 18” treaded tires, designed to give durability and consistent performance in both dry and wet conditions. Drivers receive two sets for all running, plus a set of Typhoon tires for each car to use in extreme wet conditions.