Back at the beginning of March, Pininfarina began accepting reservations for the new electric BlueCar hatchback, which it co-designed with French battery maker Bolloré. According to the Bolloré Group's latest financial report, the firms have already collected a whopping 3,300 orders for the electric hatchback.
Pininfarina is planning to lease the BlueCar for €330 per month and hopes to produce 10,000 cars in 2010, 20,000 in 2011 and 30,000 units in 2012. Each machine is powered by an electric motor with 68 horsepower (50 kW) and relies on a lithium polymer battery pack to provide a range of about 155 miles (250 kilometers) per 5-hour charge. Initially, the BlueCar will be available in France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain and Switzerland, but plans are currently in place to bring the vehicle to the United States and Asia. Thanks for the tip, Luca!