Pininfarina Battista owners will get free electricity for five years

By topgear, 22 October 2020

We suspect the last thing the buyer of a £2million hypercar needs is free fuel. But the lucky blighters who’ve ordered a Pininfarina Battista are about to get exactly that.

Yep. Sink two mil into a 1,900hp electric hypercar, get charging at 115,000 ChargePoint sockets across the US and Europe thrown in. For five years. Crikey. Via 180kW DC charging, their Battista can go leap from 20 to 80 per cent battery in 25 minutes.

Mind, the chance of one of these being hooked up idly on the street between a Leaf and an e-Golf is probably slim. And so Pininfarina’s got another new offering, too: a bespoke wall box to install at home, colour matched to your 12-seconds-to-300km/h supercar.

Okay, the electricity won’t come for free here, and as a 22kW AC charger, a charge will also take longer – reaching 100 per cent takes up to six hours if you want the full 500km range when you leave the house. But, y’know. It’s colour matched…

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