Pininfarina B0

The car you see above is the new plug-in electric car jointly developed by design house Pininfarina and battery company Bolloré. The first production versions of the car will roll off the production line in 2009, built by the Pininfarina-Bolloré joint venture in Turin. While we’ve seen Pininfarina badges on many cars such as the Hyundai Matrix, this is the first time we’re actually going to see a Pininfarina-badged car.

The four-seater four-door B0 (pronounced B-Zero) is powered by Bolloré’s proprietary LMP technology which uses a combination of batteries and supercapacitors. Its batteries will be located in a special compartment located under the car between its axles, helping lower the center of gravity at the same time. The battery is estimated to have a lifespan of 200,000km and a range of 250km per charge.

That’s about all we know about the car at this point of time. No performance stats about the electric motor have been released but the target is a limited top speed of 130km/h and a 0 to 60km/h time of 6.3 seconds.

Look after the jump for more shots of the B0 Concept.

PHOTO GALLERY: Pininfarina B0 Concept
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