Modular e-mobility solutions combining the expertise of Pininfarina, Bosch and BENTELER
Gino Mazzucco, General Manager & Chief Technical Officer
Driven by electric drivetrain megatrends, car manufacturers are increasingly seeking pre-validated system solutions that offer an easy and reliable way to build new electric vehicle from scratch. This is even truer in the world of start-ups, especially those with positioning in the C-D-E segments desiring an electrically-born packaging, suitable to feed a wide range of vehicles, thanks to its high level of modularity.
Pininfarina, Bosch and BENTELER have come together to a strategic collaboration, combining their unique expertise in design, engineering, systems and vehicle integration, aimed at offering to customers in the automotive a full e-vehicle development, based on a new modular and scalable electric vehicle platform (Rolling Chassis) provided by Bosch and BENTELER integrated in vehicles styled, engineered and validated by Pininfarina.
The Rolling Chassis platform is a ready to run integrated system able to accommodate multiple body configurations (sedan, SUV, MPV, coupé, etc.) belonging to different segments (C-D-E) with limited modifications. The wheelbase can be easily varied in the range between 2850-3150 mm, the aluminum space frame can be easily adapted to meet the customers targets, the chassis systems are designed to be compatible with typical sedan and SUV ride heights. Powertrain is scalable from 50-300 kW and battery pack up to 100kw/h.
The EE architecture is ready for ADAS and implementation of newest features and contents. The final goal of the strategic collaboration, unveiled on the occasion of Pininfarina’s 90th anniversary, is a new modular, tailored-made e-mobility solution to be developed together with future customers, who will also count on an unparalleled benefit: a unique style signed by Pininfarina combining engineering capabilities in car development and vehicle integration.
Pininfarina has in fact conducted advance design and vehicle architecture activities specifically on the modularity of the Bosch / BENTELER platform (Rolling Chassis), aimed at facilitating its declination into different body types design and engineering and into different market segments, for a more efficient product development and a faster time to market.