Pininfarina will show a plug-in electric-vehicle concept at the 2008 Paris Motor Show next month. Don’t expect any crazy/aggressive Sintesi style, a fuel-cell concept car shown at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.
The plug-in electric concept will be a “close-to-production” version of the Blue Car (pictured above) that Pininfarina has been working on with Italian battery specialist Bollore. Pininfarina will launch the car under its own brand name and will offer it in U.S., Europe and Japan in late 2010.
On a full charge the Pininfarina electric-car, which features Lithium Metal Polymer batteries, will have a range of 124 miles – on a five minute charge the car can travel up to 15 miles.
Both Pininfarina and Bollore plan to sell 15,000 electric-cars annually by 2014. Both companies will invest 150 million euros to market and distribute the car, of which a final production model is scheduled to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2009.
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