Pininfarina which is owned by Mahindra India has signed a long-term agreement with electric vehicle start-up Hercules to bring its 1,000 hp Alpha electric pickup truck and also other future products. Hercules informed that the Alpha pickup available by end of 2022. Hercules' electric pickup's specifications are not known till now. The EV has revealed that 1,000 horsepower will be delivered via a torque-vectoring four-motor drive system.
After this Pininfarina will also provide design ideas to showcase the EV for its vehicles. While explaining why the EV start-up chose Pininfarina, Hercules' Founder and CEO James Breyer said, "We wanted to engage the best to create a truly unique and differentiated product in our Alpha."
Pininfarina is known for their designs and for it's performance. It has list of power performance vehicles such as Ferrari, Maserati ,and Alfa Romeo. Over nine decades ,Pininfarina has designed more than 1,200 vehicles. "We are excited to work with Hercules on the design of a new electric vehicle," said Giuseppe Bonollo, SVP, Sales & Marketing of Pininfarina. "We bring to this new venture... our ability to develop a new design language having in mind both our client’s brand identity and our shared commitment to environmental sustainability," he added.
EV start-up Hercules was founded in 2018 by James Breyer, simply to manufacture environmentally-friendly vehicles.