Pininfarina helps bring the Karma Revero a new coupe version, although the company hasn't yet confirmed if it will be built.
Hybrid Kinetic electric luxury car, with turbine range extender, to be built in China
Several Chinese or Chinese-backed automotive startups are currently trying to replicate the success of Tesla by designing and selling their own luxury electric cars. But Hybrid Kinetic likely predates most of them. Started by the founder of Chinese automaker Brilliance, the company made headlines...Stephen Edelstein
Can Electric Car-Sharing Promote Social Mobility? Discuss
In the developed world, we often think of ourselves as living in a classless society. But in fact, huge disparities still exist between the haves and the have-nots. Can car-sharing bridge the gap? Paris' city council seems to think so, and it's launched an electric car-sharing company to prove its...Richard Read
Pininfarina May Build Cambiano Plug-In Hybrid From Geneva
You know the story with concept vehicles: Shown among the glitz and glamor of auto show stands, they gradually become watered-down until a significantly less exciting production car hits the dealership floor. Only in the rarefied world of tiny-volume supercars, anything goes - which is why design...Antony Ingram
Pininfarina Cambiano: Eco Sport Sedan Teased Ahead Of Geneva
Best known for its work with companies like Ferrari, Italian design house and coachbuilder Pininfarina also works on its own concepts from time to time. One of these will be on display at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show that begins in early March. According to Pininfarina (via Autoweek) the new concept...Antony Ingram
Pininfarina BlueCar Makes Debut In Paris Rental Scheme
Whether electric cars are suitable for the wider market yet is still a topic undergoing heated debate, but several companies have found a use to which they're very much suited - inner city rental. This is the case for French billionaire entrepreneur Vincent Bolloré. Having commissioned the...Antony Ingram
The last we heard of Pininfarina and its Bluecar electric vehicle was that the company was looking to start production but a lack of financial support meant the project was never able to pass the concept stage. That was almost two years ago, however. Fast forward to today and we have news that Pininfarina has signed a deal to lease out a portion of its factory near Turin in Italy to a company called Cecomp, which plans to build a run of roughly 4,000 Bluecars. The cars aren’t to be sold to the public but rather used by Autolib, a French car-sharing company. The deal is reportedly worth...