This concept electric car is an Italian home on wheels

Lancia, a brand owned by Stellantis, has unveiled the Pu+Ra HPE concept electric car, which the company says will be its vision for the next 10 years. The Lancia Pu+Ra HPE was inspired by the world of furniture, and to create the interior, the automaker partnered with luxury furniture company Cassina. The automaker stuck with an interior that has an Italian family vibe.

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April 16, 2023 at 14:02 pm

Lancia’s concept EV is based on the automaker’s new design language, and as such has a more streamlined shape.

Lancia’s concept EV is based on the automaker’s new design language, and as such has a more streamlined shape. One can find major shapes such as circles and triangles along with some eclectic details on the exterior of the EV. The circular roof provides an open panoramic view. The windows at the rear of the car have horizontal lines that look like a sunshade structure. Additional windows are larger in size and flood the home with light, further enhancing the homely feel.

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Lancia shared that its interiors were inspired by contemporary Italian homes, with great attention to detail to compose pure forms. The two independent single armchairs and the round table on the center console and the instrument panel with clean lines give a sense of hospitality. Luca Napolitano, CEO of the Lancia brand, said: “Starting with the new Ypsilon, our future cars will be inspired by Lancia Pu+Ra HPE.” About 70% of touchable materials in the car are made of ecological materials – can Sustained material.

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While the automaker didn’t reveal too many technical specifications of the concept electric car, it said its future EV would offer a range of more than 700 kilometers and take just over 10 minutes to charge. Lancia says it will launch the new Ypsilon in hybrid and electric versions in 2024, and from 2026 it will only build 100 percent electric vehicles.

First published date: April 16, 2023 at 14:02 PM CST

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