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Turin, 21 October 2020
A bespoke wall box designed by Pininfarina SpA and a new public-charging partnership will ensure owners of the Battista pure-electric hypercar are able to enjoy effortless charging at home and on the move.
The exclusive Residenza home charger – designed with luxury sustainability in mind – will be available to Battista customers and brings an added element of personalisation to the ownership experience. The wall box design is inspired by the pure lines of the Battista, and features a painted cover finished in the same colour the owner has selected for their pure electric, Italian luxury hyper GT.
Working with renowned electric vehicle infrastructure pioneer Green Motion, the Automobili Pininfarina badged 22kW AC wall box (up to 7.2kW in North America) is constructed using recycled and organic materials.
The Residenza will be capable of fully charging the Battista’s 120 kWh Li-ion battery pack in six hours, making it perfect for overnight top-ups and providing the 500 km (310 miles) WLTP expected range, ensuring it is the ultimate everyday hyper GT for all occasions.
For charging on the move, Automobili Pininfarina has announced a partnership with one of the world’s largest electric vehicle charging networks, ChargePoint. The collaboration will provide Battista customers with five years of unlimited public charging at no extra cost to ensure they are fully supported.
Battista owners will have access to most of ChargePoint’s network of approximately 115,000 places to charge across North America and Europe as well as more than 133,000 charging spots through roaming integrations with other charging network providers. Using a 180kW DC-charging system, owners will be able to charge their Battista from 20% to 80% in just 25 minutes.
Automobili Pininfarina Chief Product and Engineering Officer Paolo Dellacha said: “Our clients will love the thrill of Battista’s extreme electrified performance, yet they also need to enjoy living with this advanced technology. For that reason we have ensured there are a comprehensive number of public charging points available to them, made possible through our collaboration with ChargePoint.
“At the same time, a large proportion of the Battista’s charging will be done at home and our exclusive wall box design provides owners with a bespoke solution, finished to their exact taste.”
The Residenza wall box may be activated through a dedicated app, which allows owners to remotely schedule the charging of their Battista and monitor its charging status. The app also enables owners to view the charging history and is integrated with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for enhanced convenience.
Access to remote charge points will be just as effortless, with drivers using the Battista keyfob or app to link to chargers in the ChargePoint network. The advanced fob will contain all of the necessary account information using a secure RFID chip, with no additional charging cards required.
For customers in North America, the Residenza wall box features a tethered Type 1 cable (Mode 3) which includes an integrated cable management system which automatically gathers and rolls the lead into the box for added convenience. Owners in Europe will be supplied with a tethered Type 2 cable (coiled cable).
THE AUTOMOBILI PININFARINA BATTISTA
The Battista will be the most powerful car ever designed and built in Italy and it will deliver a level of performance that is unachievable today in any road-legal sports car featuring internal combustion engine technology. Faster than a current Formula 1 race car in its 0 -100 km/h sub-two second sprint, and with 1,900 hp and 2,300 Nm torque on tap, the Battista will combine extreme engineering and technology in a zero emissions package. The Battista’s 120 kWh battery provides power to four electric motors – one at each wheel – with a simulated WLTP range of over 500 km (310 miles) on a single charge.
ABOUT AUTOMOBILI PININFARINA
Automobili Pininfarina is based in operational headquarters in Munich, Germany, with a team of experienced automotive executives from luxury and premium car brands. Designed, engineered and produced by hand in Italy, the Battista hypercar and all future models will be sold and serviced in all major global markets under the brand name Pininfarina. The new company aims to be the most sustainable luxury car brand in the world.
The company is a 100 per cent Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd investment and has been named Automobili Pininfarina following the signing of a trademark licence agreement between Pininfarina S.p.A. and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Pininfarina S.p.A. will take an influential role in supporting design and production capacities based on their unique 90-year experience of producing many of the world’s most iconic cars.
Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra, Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of Pininfarina S.p.A., and Dr Pawan Goenka, Chairman, Mahindra Racing, launched the new car brand at the Rome Formula E race on 13th April 2018. Mahindra has quickly built up experience of cutting-edge ‘race-to-road’ sustainable high-performance technological innovation having competed in every Formula E race since the world’s most innovative motor racing series began in 2013.
ABOUT GREEN MOTION
Green Motion SA is a renowned and fast-growing Swiss-headquartered international company which has been pioneering the design and production of charging systems for electric vehicles since 2009. It manufactures charging stations, designs management software for charging networks, operates charging stations and is a service provider for electric mobility. Green Motion creates breakthrough technologies, including charging stations for electric planes or onboard chargers for the automotive industry. Green Motion SA operates its own network of charging stations under the “evpass” brand. evpass has become the most extensive Swiss network and one of the leading European networks. The charging stations produced by Green Motion SA are entirely designed and engineered in Switzerland. Green Motion’s projects-footprint includes Europe, China, India, U.S. and Israel.
Since 2007, ChargePoint has been committed to making it easy for businesses and drivers to go electric. The Company has built the largest EV charging network and most complete portfolio of charging solutions available today. ChargePoint’s cloud subscription platform and software-defined charging hardware are designed to include options for every charging scenario from home and multifamily to workplace, parking, hospitality, retail and transport fleets of all types. Today, one ChargePoint account provides access to hundreds-of-thousands of places to charge in North America and Europe. To date, drivers have logged more than 82 million charging sessions, with drivers plugging into the ChargePoint network approximately every two seconds. ChargePoint is creating the new fuelling network to move all people and goods on electricity.
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