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Italian coachbuilder and designer Pininfarina is set to design and manufacture its very first very high-end electric car, which goes by the name of the PFo. The hyper-car is scheduled for launch in 2020 at a price of $2m. Pininfarina will add three less expensive models to its new range of green cars by 2025.

 

Pininfarina is expected to launch its first very high-end electric car in 2020, as reported by Green Car Reports. The website, which focuses on environmentally friendly vehicles, spoke to Michael Perschke, the CEO of Automobili Pininfarina, a new electric car venture set up by the prestigious Italian coachbuilder and designer.

Perschke said that the electric hyper-car, known as the PFo, will come with a price tag in the region of $2m, approximately €1.7m.

 

The first car in a luxury electric range

 

Pininfarina has never ventured into car production before, having made its name as a design firm. On making this bold move, however, it intends to launch more than one model.

The PFo will be the first in a range of super luxury electric cars, with three other saloons and SUVs expected to launch between 2020 and 2025 at prices that ought to be slightly more affordable. 

 

Futuristic design

 

Pininfarina is certainly making a dramatic entry into the market with the PFo, paying special attention to its markedly futuristic carbon fibre bodywork, which puts it on the same level as the legendary Bugatti Veyron. Under the hood, the electric engine promise performance that is every bit as impressive too. Speaking ahead of the Formula E Grand Prix in New York on 14-15 July, Perschke revealed what the PFo will be capable of. 

 

A top speed of 400 kmh

 

Achieving an 80% charge in 10 to 15 minutes only and providing a range of 420 kilometres, the car’s battery is fitted in the centre tunnel to keep the seats as low as possible, just as hyper-car drivers like. The electric car boasts a top speed of 400 kmh and achieves 0-100kmh in just two seconds.

Pininfarina expect to sell 125 to 150 PFos worldwide following its official presentation at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland in March 2019. 

 

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