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Leaving recent rumors that Pininfarina might be working with PSA to build the all-electric Bluecar (based on the Pininfarina B0 concept) untouched, Pininfarina S.p.A. CEO Silvio Pietro Angori told the Italian media that the original partnership between Pininfarina and French financier Vincent Bollore is holding fast. Pininfarina designed the car and Bollore is supplying the batteries. Each partner wants to use the Bluecar as a springboard to shop their design or battery skills to other automakers.

The Bluecar will be powered by a 68 horsepower (50 kW) electric motor and uses a lithium polymer battery pack that offers a range of about 155 miles. The car is due on the market next year, and Pininfarina is claiming it already has over 6,000 orders for the EV. We've heard that the Bluecar will be leased for €330 per month (about $485 USD).

[Source: Automotive News (subs req'd)]

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