Pininfarina, the famous Italian design company, has announced plans to develop and manufacture its own electric car. A major partner to the project will be the Bolloré Group, a French conglomerate that has unique Lithium Metal Polymer battery technology.
The car, which will be sold under the Pininfarina brand name, will be 100% electric and therefore produce no carbon dioxide emissions. It will have four seats and will be equipped with a battery that will provide it with a range of around 250km (155 miles) in city driving. Thanks to the battery's large capacity, the Pininfarina electric car will have a very fast standing start (zero to 50 km/h (31mph) in 4.9 seconds), sufficient acceleration to overtake other vehicles safely and a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph).