Advertisement
Find a Car
Go!

Pininfarina and Bollore Give Birth to B0

Follow Marty

Pininfarina B0

Pininfarina B0

Enlarge Photo

Styling house Pininfarina and battery/supercapacitor manufacturer Bolloré have teamed up to bring B0, an all-electric vehicle, to market by the "end of 2009." Pininfarina-Bolloré, as the joint venture is called, will use Bolloré's "proprietary LMP technology," which is corporate-speak for the firm's combo of batteries and supercapacitors, to handle the vehicle's energy storage and delivery.

Batteries and supercapacitors will come from Bollore's plants in Quimper, France, and Montreal, Canada. Pininfarina-Bolloré point out that unlike some other electric vehicles, the B0 will be designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle, and will of course produce no carbon dioxide emissions. Batteries will be underslung and between the axles, lowering the vehicle's center of gravity and "providing it with outstanding road-holding properties."

Pininfarina lends its styling hand to the four-seat, hatchback design. The Italian design house will incorporate solar panels into the B0's roof and hood, making it that much more in touch with the environment and perhaps increasing its range on sunny days.

B0 features "potent" acceleration, according to the firm, who seems to have invented a new standard in the drag race wars: 0-37 mph. It will accomplish this feat, they say, in 6.3 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 80 mph, and the LMP battery provides a range of 153 miles and is rechargable "in a matter of hours from a standard domestic main socket."--Colin Mathews
Advertisement
 
Follow Us

 

Have an opinion?

  • Posting indicates you have read this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
  • Notify me when there are more comments
Comment (1)
  1. Do you mean to tell me they have called this car B.O., as in "stinks"? Am I the only one to catch that? (I know, I know, B zero, but still, didn't NO ONE catch that obvious faux pas?)
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

 

Have an opinion? Join the conversation!

Advertisement
Try My Showroom
Save cars, write notes, and comparison shop with hi-res photos.
Add your first car
Advertisement
Take Us With You!
   
Advertisement

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.