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, BollorÃ© 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 BollorÃ¨ 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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