Designed and built in-house, the Nido features a tubular steel frame, two seats, a Zebra Z5 Ni-NaCl battery, and an electric motor with 30 kW (40 hp / 41 PS) and 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) of torque.
To celebrate their 80th anniversary, Pininfarina has unveiled the Nido electric vehicle prototype.
Designed and built in-house, the Nido features a tubular steel frame, two seats, a Zebra Z5 Ni-NaCl battery (which is 100% recyclable), and an electric motor with 30 kW (40 hp / 41 PS) and 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to this setup, the 900 kg (1,984 lb) Nido accelerates from 0-60 km/h (0-37.2 mph) in 6.7 seconds before topping out an electronically limited 120 km/h (74.6 mph). While it won't win accolades at the track, the car has a range of 140 km (87 miles) and can be recharged in eight hours.
Besides the obvious "greeniness" of the powertrain, the Nido is also outfitted with "green" (probably low-rolling resistance) Pirelli tires and a climate control system which minimizes electrical usage.
In the future, the Nido's platform will underpin four different vehicles: a two-seater, a 2+2, a pickup and a light van. The next model will be a "hybrid with an endothermic engine positioned at the front and an electrical engine at the rear," while the third will be an EV. Both will be "slightly larger" (than the Nido) and seat four passengers.