Pininfarina Unveils Hybrid Bus
The Pininfarina Hybus relies on a 17-year-old Iveco bus design, with the contraption being powered by two Magneti Marelli electric motors, which use a collector-reduction gearbox to send the output to the rear wheels.
The juice comes from a lithium-ion battery pack, which receives power from an electric generator that is coupled to a 1.3-liter Multi-jet diesel engine.
The bus was created as a solution for fighting pollution in Turin, Pininfarina’s home city. This is a demo vehicle and the company estimates that fitting the old buses with fresh tech is 60 percent cheaper that acquiring new hybrid vehicles.