Things appear on schedule for Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina to show its electric car concept that was created in collaboration with battery-maker Bollore. Despite the recent passing of its CEO, Andrea Pininfarina, who had reportedly been spearheading the project, reports indicate that the concept car will make its worldwide debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. The two companies have collaborated together in the past to build the unfortunately-styled BlueCar, but we are hoping for something a bit more stylish this time around in the grand tradition of the Italian styling firm. If all goes to plan, the four-seater EV will come to market at the end of 2010 in Europe, Japan and ... wait for it ... the United States and carry the Pininfarina brand name.

Unlike most planned EV projects, the Pininfarina EV will use Lithium Metal Polymer batteries from Bollore that are said to be safer than lithium ions. A full eight hour charge is expected to offer about 120 miles of range, though shorter periods of charge could offer enough power for city use. We look forward to seeing the new car in production form next year in Geneva.


[Source: Automotive News - sub. req'd]


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