Pininfarina Unveils Hybrid Bus

When we hear the name Pininfarina, we like to think about the attractive lines of a Ferrari or Maseratti, but it seems that the Italian design house has recently decided to also cover an radically different area of the automotive industry, unveiling a... hybrid bus.
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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.
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