Pininfarina will build electric cars in conjunction with a well-known manufacturer of automotive components and power toolsSeptember 12, 2019
Since 2015, Automobili Pininfarina has been owned by the Indian company Mahindra & Mahindra, and the purchase was clearly not made so that Italian specialists could sit back. In March 2019, the company introduced the 1900-horsepower Battista electric hypercar at the Geneva Motor Show, which will be released in a limited edition, but the company’s lineup will not be limited to this.
Battista is built on the platform of the Croatian Rimac, and it is not suitable for mass production due to its high cost. For less expensive models, Automobili Pininfarina will not develop its own platform – the company has taken a different path.
According to the portal Drivingelectric, Pininfarina plans to work with a ready-made inexpensive platform of another company – the German Benteler. She developed the modular platform Electric Drive System 2.0, which was demonstrated at the Frankfurt Motor Show, most of the parts are manufactured by the company itself, as it already has more than 140 enterprises at its disposal. It is also known that the Chinese holding Evergrande Group, which owns the assets of the Swedish Saab, has already bought a license for this platform. Pininfarina, apparently, is satisfied with this platform, and according to foreign colleagues, the brand will work on its development with the Germans from Bosch, a well-known manufacturer of electronics, automotive components and power tools.
Judging by the published render, the layout is classic for electric cars – the battery is located within the wheelbase, you can also notice the electrical components between the front and rear wheels and the fan that is installed behind the front central radiator – the battery and inverters will have active cooling.
Do not forget that the head of Automobili Pininfarina is Michael Pershke, who previously headed the Indian division of Audi. In early August of this year, he informed his foreign colleagues that Pininfarina production cars would have a range of 600 kilometers.
Italians are not going to limit themselves to sports cars, and in the future they will launch cars in different bodies on the market.
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