Automobili Pininfarina, Bosch Engineering and Benteler have announced a strategic collaboration to jointly develop a high-performance electric vehicle platform. The parties have also agreed to evaluate opportunities to provide a basis for other brands’ performance EVs.
Michael Perschke, CEO, Automobili Pininfarina, said, “It is our ambition to see the EV market grow and expand with added offerings across the luxury and performance segments, something that we are confident will be received with much enthusiasm by car enthusiasts and environmentally conscious consumers alike.
“In cooperation with Bosch Engineering and Benteler, 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.”
Automobili Pininfarina recently 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.
“Automobili Pininfarina will benefit from our tailor-made electromobility solutions through reduced development time,” added Ralf Göttel, CEO, Benteler. “We are glad to be working with a partner like Automobili Pininfarina and look forward to the positive results of our collaboration.”