Nido Mini Pininfarina Shows All-Electric

Marking the celebrations of the its 80th anniversary, Pininfarina unveiled a new all-electric mini-car prototype called the Nido EV. It is an evolution of the original Nido concept that Pininfarina showed in 2004.
According to the Italian design house, the Nido EV is a "veritable laboratory designed both to explore the electrification of a small city car and to develop a modular floorpan."
The 2,905mm-long two seater prototype uses a tubular steel frame, but the final version will have a lighter aluminium space frame. Pininfarina claims that the structure was designed to be able spawn up to four different, completely electric or hybrid vehicles including two-seater, 2+2, pickup and van models.
This particular version of the Nido uses a rear-mounted electric engine producing 30kW to drive the rear wheels. Power is stored in a Zebra Z5 Ni-NaCl battery. When fully charged, it offers the Nido EV a driving range of 140 km or 87 miles.
Pininfarina says that the Nido EV can accelerates from 0 to 60 km/h (37mph) in 6.7 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 120 km/h (75mph).
There are no current plans to put the Nido into production.

  • Roominess ----------------------------------2-seater City Car
  • Electrical drive------------------------------Rear
  • Measurements (Length/Width/Height)--- 2905/1683/1507 mm
  • 0-60 km/h acceleration-------------------- 6.7 sec
  • Top speed (limited electronically) -------- 120 km/h
  • Range fully charged ------------------------140 Km
  • Weight empty (ready for road) -----------~900 kg
  • Engine----------------------------------------Synchronous with permanent magnetos
  • Maximum power output-------------------- 30 kW
  • Maximum torque to wheels---------------- 125 Nm
  • Drive battery-------------------------------- ZEBRA Z5 (Ni-NaCl)
  • Rated voltage--------------------------------278 V
  • Rated capacity------------------------------ 21.2 kWh
  • Charge time--------------------------------- 8 hours

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