EV Chargers Go Upscale

When Automobili Pininfarina’s fully electric Battista supercar is released, owners won’t have to worry about figuring out which home charger to get. The world-renowned design house teamed up with Swiss electric vehicle charger manufacturer and network operator Green Motion SA to produce a bespoke home charger designed not only for function, but also for aesthetics.

The result of this innovative partnership, the Residenza home charger, will charge the Battista’s 120 kWh battery at speeds of 22 kW in Europe and 7.2 kW in the U.S. The Residenza is constructed with recycled and organic materials, and can be customized to match the color of the vehicle. The unit will have an integrated cable management system in the U.S. and a coiled cable in Europe. To take advantage of time-of-use pricing at home, customers can remotely schedule charging and they can also monitor charging status in real-time, both with a dedicated app,

Most charging will be at home with the Residenza, and for longer journeys the Battista can fill up from 20% to 80% in about 25 minutes using a 180 kW DC fast charger.

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