Pininfarina-kissed Karma GT plug-in hybrid heading to Monterey Car Week

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The new Karma GT by Pininfarina will show off its much sleeker facelift at Monterey Car Week next weekend in California. The GT by Pininfarina, which made its first appearance at the Shanghai auto show in April, is a two-door coupe version of the Karma Revero sedan. Plug-In Hybrids Pininfarina Karma AutomotiveGone is the Joker grin, as well as the walrus mustache.

Iconic Italian name revived for Pininfarina Battista show car in Geneva

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With an infusion of cash from Indian auto giant Mahindra, storied Italian automaker Pininfarina is branching out on its own with a new all-electric hypercar. The company has shared some of its motivation for the relaunch, and teased sketches and photos of the car repeatedly, but finally revealed the actual car Monday night ahead of the Geneva auto. Pininfarina Battista

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Pininfarina announces Rimac electric hypercar's powertrain, new Munich headquarters

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Automobili Pininfarina, which is developing a multi-million-dollar electric hypercar under the classic Italian designer name, announced a deal to develop its cars' electric powertrain, as well as a new headquarters and executive team on Friday. The new company will partner with Croatian electric super-car builder Rimac to develop powertrain

Storied Pininfarina to launch new line of exotic electric cars

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Exotic cars have always gotten attention for using innovation as well as performance to inspire buyers' passion. That hasn't changed, but one thing has: those cars' buyers are no longer inspired by pounding pistons and roaring exhaust. Going electric is now a minimum entry point, says Michael Perscke, CEO of Automobili Pininfarina, a new electric

Tesla Model Y, VW Buggy, Kia Imagine, Pininfarina Battista: Today's Car News

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At the Geneva auto show, VW reveals its electric ID Buggy, Pininfarina finally unveils its new electric hypercar, and Kia reimagines its image. With the announcement that the Tesla Model Y will debut next week, we run down everything we know. Now that Tesla has released the whole Model 3 lineup, our Twitter poll asks which one readers would buy. Geneva Auto Show

Audi plug-in hybrids, Pininfarina electric hypercar, Elon Musk settles lawsuit: Today's Car News

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Pininfarina taps Rimac to build its electric hypercar's powertrain. Audi plans to expand its line of plug-in hybrid vehicles. Tesla CEO Elon Musk settles his SEC lawsuit in a surprising way. A utility survey shows more support for renewable power than utility companies can handle. And we ask how "fast" is fast charging in our latest Twitter poll

Pininfarina Unveils Nido EV Prototype

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Leading automotive design group Pininfarina unveiled the Nido EV, the first running prototype of the “Nido Development Program”, the project for an electric car conceived, designed and built entirely by the Pininfarina Style and Engineering Centre of Cambiano (Turin). The Nido EV prototype is a designed both to explore the electrification of a small city car and to develop a modular floorpan. Pininfarina CEO Silvio Pietro Angori. The Nido EV. Click to enlarge.

Pininfarina's Italian design may be good Karma for plug-in carmaker

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Fisker, the luxury plug-in hybrid car company that went bankrupt in 2013, was founded by a car designer. plug-in cars Karma ReveroHenrik Fisker, the brand's namesake was a designer at BMW before forming his own company. Now that venture, renamed Karma after is primary product, following the company's revival at the hands of Chinese investors, has hired a new design firm.

Pininfarina electric car to join Autolib car sharing service

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Niche vehicle maker Pininfarina has signed an agreement with France’s Bolloré to finally bring its prototype electric car into production. A new company called CeComp will lease part of the Italian car maker’s Turin factory, for the production of 4,000 electric cars. Electric cars Autolib blue car Bollore car sharing Cecomp electric car Pininfarina

Pininfarina BlueCar Makes Debut In Paris Rental Scheme

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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 renowned design house of Pininfarina to create a

Pininfarina May Build Cambiano Plug-In Hybrid From Geneva

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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 house Pininfarina is considering a limited run of

Pininfarina/Bolloré BLUECAR EV Shown at Geneva

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Pininfarina and Bolloré, which set up a 50-50 joint venture at the beginning of 2008 with the purpose of designing, developing, manufacturing and distributing an electric car, displayed the latest version of the Pininfarina BLUECAR at the Geneva Motor Show on the Véhicules Électriques Pininfarina-Bolloré stand. The prototype shown at Geneva is a forerunner of the vehicle which will go into production in Italy at Pininfarina starting from 2010 with the first units.

Hybrid Kinetic electric luxury car, with turbine range extender, to be built in China

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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. China Geneva Motor Show Pininfarina Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars Hybrid Kinetic StartupsBut Hybrid Kinetic likely predates most of them. Started by the founder of Chinese automaker Brilliance, the company made headlines in 2010, when it announced plans to build hybrid.

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New electric vehicle prototype unveiled

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A brand new electric vehicle has been unveiled by leading automotive design group Pininfarina. Known as the Nido electric vehicle it is designed to explore the electrification of a small city car and to develop a modular floorpan as part of the Nido Development Programme, a project for an electric car built entirely by the Pininfarina [.].

Bluecar electric car available to lease

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Sportscar maker turned EV producer Pininfarina is to make its tiny electric car available to lease, following the model’s successful introduction into Paris’ Autolib car sharing club. Electric cars Bollore electric car PininfarinaProduced in association with the Bolloré Group, the BlueCar will be available to lease for a minimum term of three months. Autolib customers will be given priority to [.].

Aston Martin Rapide E, Karma Revero GT, Tesla battery recycling: Today's Car News

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Aston Martin revealed the production version of its first electric car, the Rapide E, while California startup electric-carmaker Karma rolled out its updated Revero GT and a new Pininfarina GT Coupe in Shanghai. And our latest Twitter poll asks which new electric cars. New York Auto Show Shanghai Auto Show Today in Car News Karma Automotive

Paris to introduce self-serve electric car scheme

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Not content with successfully introducing a bicycle hire scheme for Parisians to travel around town in an environmentally friendly manner, now Paris is offering similar opportunities for electric car drivers. Known as the Autolib scheme, and scheduled to be introduced next autumn, 3,000 battery powered cars will be stationed at 1,000 self-service hire points across [.].

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Pininfarina, Bolloré and Cecomp in agreement for production of Bluecar EV derivatives for Autolib car sharing service. Pininfarina recently executed a preliminary biding contract with Cecomp and the Bolloré Group pursuant to which Pininfarina will lease to Cecomp the business operations for production of 4,000 electric cars destined to Autolib, a car sharing service that will be operational in October 2011 in Paris and in 40 other municipalities in the Île-de-France district.

Electric super car heads to the UK

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Visitors to this year’s Salon Prive event will be the first in the UK to catch a glimpse of an exciting new electric super car: the Rimac Concept_One (pictured). The exciting “electric hyper car” comes from an experienced team who have been involved with both the Pininfarina house of style, as well as leatherworkers from [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars electric super car green cars Rimac Concept_One Salon Prive

Hybrid Kinetic H600 microturbine range-extended electric vehicle concept runs 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds

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At the Geneva Auto Show, the China-based Hybrid Kinetic group unveiled the H600 microturbine range-extended electric vehicle sedan concept, produced together with its vehicle design and engineering partner, Pininfarina. Pininfarina and Cambiano project. The 60 kW microturbine range extender delivers 40% efficiency, low emissions, and a 10000-hour maintenance interval.

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Grove Hydrogen Automotive and State Government of Minas Gerais Brazil announce hydrogen vehicle cooperation program

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Grove is focused on establishing sustainable mobility worldwide, and in Minas Gerais we have the partner and the location to create green cars as what we are currently doing in China. Designed by Pininfarina, the Granite is a sporty 5-door coupe. The Granite is the third car on Grove’s large-car platform, shared with the Obsidian and Obsidian Sport models. Grove Hydrogen Automotive Co.

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Report: Toyota is Working on Sporty Prius Coupe

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According to the Best Car magazine of Japan, Toyota is currently working on a dedicated sporty hybrid model that aims to compete with the upcoming CR-Z hybrid from Honda. The report states that Toyota is considering employing a famous Italian design company such as Pininfarina or Guigiaro Italdesign to work on the styling of the

California, NHTSA lawsuit; Karma GT; Canada tax credits; self-driving mpg: Today's Car News

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Karma plans to show off its GT by Pininfarina coupe at Monterey Car week this month. Today in Car NewsCalifornia filed another lawsuit against the Trump administration over proposed fuel-economy rules, this time about fines. New federal tax credits in Canada have boosted EV sales in the country, the government says. And a new study by Volvo hints at how much fuel.

The Reality of Fast Charging for Electric Vehicles

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The EV discussion groups take this up and, with huge amounts of optimism, tell us that we will soon have the ability to instantly charge our electric cars at home or on the highway. A rule of thumb would suggest that a car such as this gets about 5 miles of range for each kilowatt hour of energy taken from the battery. Personally I think that we don’t need to charge the car even in 10 minutes. Join Matter Now!