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Pin­in­fa­rina is best known as the de­sign house re­spon­si­ble for pen­ning such iconic cars as the 1967 Fer­rari 275 GTB/4, the 1972 Fer­rari Dino 246 GTS, and a host of other clas­sics that re­main the envy of car col­lec­tors across the globe. Lately, though, the in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed de­sign house dreams of be­com­ing the world’s first lux­ury elec­tric car­maker. The an­nounce­ment was made at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show when CEO, Paulo Pin­in­fa­rina, an­nounced that the dream fac­tory in­tends to es­tab­lish it­self as a lux­ury elec­tric ve­hi­cle man­u­fac­turer with the back­ing and bless­ing of its par­ent com­pany, Mahin­dra. “My father’s dream was to build a car com­pany and his father’s dream was also to build a car com­pany,” he said. “Now, I plan for that dream to come true.” With the de­sign tal­ent of Pin­in­fa­rina and the fi­nan­cial in­flu­ence of Mahin­dra and its ex­pe­ri­ence in For­mula E, Pin­in­fa­rina may well be the ideal en­tity to el­e­vate elec­tric cars into the realm of su­perla­tive de­sign.

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