Pininfarina to build electric car for Europe, US and Japan in 2010

Pininfarina to build electric car for Europe, US and Japan in 2010

We can’t afford half the cars Pininfarina works on with Ferrari or Maserati. And if you can’t either don’t worry. Pininfarina is teaming up with French batter specialist, Bolloré to build an electric car. The car will be sold as a Pininfarina in Europe, US and Japan starting in 2010.

The two companies are expected to invest about 150 million euros in the 50/50 joint venture and will build 15,000 vehicles a year. The four-seat electric car will have a range of 250km (155 miles) in city driving and is designed to operate for more than 200,000km (124,000 miles).

The Pininfarina electric car can be recharged by plugging into a standard home electrical outlet. A full charge take about five hours, however, a quick five-minute charge will be enough for a 25km (15 mile) trip.

The car will feature battery technology Bollorè has spent 15 years developing. Let’s just hope it has all the good looks that other Pinanfarina produced cars have with pricing that won’t make you mortgage your house.

 

Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)

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