The stunning Pininfarina Battista makes its UK debut as the city launches its latest battle against pollution through its Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ).
“As London joins many cities in moving towards a more sustainable future, we hope that the Battista also inspires a generation to consider electric cars, not just through the benefits of zero emissions, but also through the beauty and the performance that electrification offers,” said Automobili Pininfarina CEO Michael Perschke.
But, the most powerful car to be designed and built in Italy when it goes into production next year will offer future free and unrestricted access to central London with deliveries estimated for late 2020.
The UK premiere of the Battista, dressed in Bianco Sestriere pearlescent white that made its debut at the recent Geneva Motor Show will make its UK debut today at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting.
A single-charge range for the Batista takes aim at almost 490km for a non-stop drive from London to Paris.
Sprinting from 0 to 100kph will take less than 2.0 seconds – faster than a Formula 1 car and similarly built with carbon fibre for its body as well.
Effectively, the Batista is undoubtedly the new 'poster boy' for an electric vehicle (EV).
"The Battista is a truly beautiful, guilt-free hypercar – the first EV to really fall in love with – because electricity enables us to develop it with zero emissions and as the most powerful car that will have ever been designed and built in Italy.
The Battista has redefined electric car beauty and performance for 2019, while 2018 saw EVs reach new levels of popularity for car buyers.
EVs were the 4th most searched for segment among car buyers in the UK car market.
The US's best-selling luxury car in 2018 was an EV, and in Norway – a country built on oil revenues – the best-selling car in 2018 was also electric.
The charging e-port glows and pulses according to its state of charge, giving away its electric-car credentials.
It is anticipated that this EV's position as a pioneer of zero-emissions desirability will accelerate demand and desire for zero-emission vehicles.