Automobili Pininfarina, Bosch Engineering and Benteler are collaborating to jointly develop a high-performance electric vehicle (EV) platform, with a view to creating a platform that will underpin future Automobili Pininfarina cars and potentially luxury and performance EVs for other car brands.
Johannes-Jörg Rüger, CEO of Bosch Engineering commented, “The main area of collaboration is in sub-systems like braking, steering, vehicle controllers and driver assistance. Additionally, we bring our knowledge in the fields of electric and electronic architectures, as well as in safety and security concepts.”
“I am confident in our ability to be able to bring to market a genuinely innovative performance electric vehicle platform that will accelerate the adoption of emission-free vehicles, particularly in the luxury sector, added Michael Perschke, CEO of Automobili Pininfarina. “While other EV platforms are being developed, this collaboration marks the first initiative among three world-class partners to develop a platform specifically tailored to the luxury and performance electric vehicle plans of Automobili Pininfarina, and potentially other carmakers looking to make progress in this sector.”
Automobili Pininfarina has confirmed its strategic plan to bring to market a range of high-performance and luxury electric vehicles that will follow the Battista electric hypercar, which is due to begin production in late 2020 in Italy. Dr Christian Jung, chief technical officer at Automobili Pininfarina, explained the dynamics aims of the platform: “The beauty of electrification is that the combination of batteries, motors and chassis provides a relatively modular concept around which to develop a range of cars. The greatest challenge is turning this flexible concept and theory into reality and doing so at a pace that will support the rapid growth in EV demand. We are confident that our collaboration with Bosch Engineering and Benteler will enable us to be successful in overcoming these challenges as we further assess the potential of a platform to address the unique requirements of a range of true luxury performance electric cars.”