Pininfarina is a name much popular these days following the innovations it showed off in its Cambiano concept at the Geneva Auto Show. The name of the car is the place where the firm’s headquarters is situated.
The Cambiano concept can be said to be an indigenous combination of eco-friendliness, sporty looks and Italian design. The concept however is ready to go into production as said by the company CEO, Mr. Sergio Angori.
The production will be done on the market survey of how many of these can be sold at a particular point of time and if it is one car that can be sold, then the price will be $1 million US.
Technically, the drive system is based on four electric motors, one for each wheel, and the respective deceleration unit. The four motors, produced by Magneti Marelli, are mounted on the front and rear frames.
Each motor is controlled separately and electronically to guarantee various functions. This includes regenerative braking, traction control with Vectoring Stability Program and anti-lock braking assistance.
The traction control strategies make the vehicle even more enjoyable to drive, guaranteeing outstanding performance and maximum safety over all types of routes.
The drive system incorporates an APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) to charge the batteries such that it can supply energy directly to the motors.
In addition to this, the turbine is smaller than those of piston engines with similar power delivery though it generates low polluting emissions.
The micro turbine chosen for the Cambiano has technical features that make it particularly quiet and vibration-free, enhancing comfort for passengers.
This type of extended range electric drive is thus amply in line with EURO 6 legislation, and is already compatible with possible evolutions (EURO 7 ready).