Another concept car is designed and this is the B0 concept. A concept car designed by Italian design Studio Pininfarina together with Ferrari and Bollore’ a French battery maker. The B0 is using a hybrid energy storage solution that consists of a 30kWh lithium-polymer battery, and estimated to have a battery pack life of 125,000 miles. Limited production will start in late 2009 and soon will hit the road. Aside from being an eco-friendly car, the B0 also has the best look among other concept car. It has a modern, elegant and futuristic look that everyone will surely stare once started to take on the roads.
The B0 uses a hybrid energy storage solution consisting of a 30 kWh lithium-polymer battery and a bank of super-capacitors. While the capacitors have very limited storage capacity, they can absorb and release energy much faster than a battery. That way more regenerative braking can be used and a bigger performance boost is available. Pininfarina hopes to start limited production late in 2009, ramping up volumes as batteries become more available and presumably affordable. The battery pack itself is claimed to have a lifespan of 125,000 miles. A single charge is expected to deliver 153 miles of driving with a maximum speed of 80 mph. Helping to extend the range a bit are solar cells in the roof and on the nose in the area that looks like a grille.
Source : Pininfarina via AutoBlog