If you thought that the famed design house Pininfarina would only stand behind legendary vehicles like the Ferrari F355, 599 GTB, and one-off works like the Rolls-Royce Hyperion and Pininfarina P4/5, you'd be wrong.

That's because Pininfarina is now part of an electric car project that originally made its debut at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Known appropriately as the "Bluecar," -- actually I would think of another color -- Pininfarina has teamed up with Cecomp and Bollore to produce 4,000 of the vehicles for Autolib.

For those of you not in the loop, Autolib is a car-sharing service for Parisians. It sounds similar to Zipcar but with a twist.

Remember the Pininfarina Bluecar from the 2008 Paris motor show? It's closer to becoming reality.

Pininfarina said on Thursday that it will lease an Italian factory to prototype company Cecomp, which plans to build 4,000 copies of the electric car. They will be used in Autolib, a car-sharing service in France...

[Source: AutoWeek]

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