Pininfarina agrees on deal for electric-car production

Pininfarina Bollore B0
Pininfarina Bollore B0

Back in October 2009 when Pininfarina said that its B0 electric-car was on track for 2011, they weren’t lying. The B0 electric was shortly followed by the Nido EV prototype in May 2010 as a compact electric model that was more production ready than the B0.

Pininfarina said today that it will lease an Italian factory to prototype company Cecomp. Cecomp will build 4,000 units of the electric-car that will be used in Autolib, a car-sharing service in France. French company Bollore, which was involved with the original B0 electric concept, won the contract to supply the car.

The agreement includes 57 workers and machinery and will run through the end of 2013. The deal is said to total $19.3 million.

Pininfarina Nido EV Prototype:

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoWeek