Pininfarina designs hyper-exclusive, bespoke Residenza at-home EV charger
The Pininfarina Residenza at-home electric vehicle charging point may be the most exclusive wall box charger in the world. The exclusive home charger is available to buyers of its 1,900-horsepower Pininfarina Battista.
The box was designed in partnership with Green Motion and is badged with the Automobili Pininfarina name. It has up to 7.2 kilowatts of energy flow in North America.
The design of the wall box was inspired by the lines of the Battista. It features a painted cover finished in the same color the owner has selected for their pure electric, Italian luxury hyper GT. The box is constructed of recycled and organic materials.
For North American customers, the Residenza wall box features a tethered Type 1 cable (Mode 3) which includes an integrated cable management system which automatically gathers and rolls the lead into the box.
Each Battista is powered by a 120-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. The pack can be charged by the wall charger in six hours. The top-up provides 310 miles of range (WLTP).
Pininfarina has announced a partnership with ChargePoint for charging outside the home. ChargePoint's network has approximately 115,000 places to charge in North American and Europe, as well as 133,000 charging spots through roaming integrations with other charging network providers.
Using a 180kW DC-charging system, owners will be able to charge their Battista from 20 percent to 80 percent in just 25 minutes.
Battista owners receive five years of unlimited public charging at no extra cost with their purchase.
"Our clients will love the thrill of Battista's extreme electrified performance, yet they also need to enjoy living with this advanced technology," said Automobili Pininfarina Chief Product and Engineering Officer Paolo Dellacha. "For that reason we have ensured there are a comprehensive number of public charging points available to them, made possible through our collaboration with ChargePoint.
"At the same time, a large proportion of the Battista's charging will be done at home and our exclusive wall box design provides owners with a bespoke solution, finished to their exact taste."
The Residenza wall box may be activated through a dedicated app, which allows owners to remotely schedule the charging of their Battista and monitor its charging status. The app also enables owners to view the charging history and is integrated with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for enhanced convenience.
Owners use their Battista keyfob or app to link to ChargePoint network chargers. Each fob contains a secure RFID chip that can be used to complete a charge purchase without any additional charging cards required.
The Pininfarina Battista is priced at over $2 million.