THE PROJECT

eXtreme Automotive Mobility

The ongoing cooperation between Pininfarina and the academic world has continued with aerodynamic tests in the Pininfarina Wind Tunnel at Grugliasco on the project developed by the students of the H2politO Team of Turin Politecnico. The vehicle is the XAM (eXtreme Automotive Mobility), a low consumption city vehicle prototype wholly designed, engineered and developed by the students.

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The sustainable mobility of today and tomorrow

 

Fitted with an innovative hybrid powertrain consisting of a small bioethanol-driven engine and an electric motor, the vehicle has been designed to comply fully with the severe regulations imposed by Shell on those taking part in its competitions. The XAM, however, also allows for the needs of a car market that is in the throes of profound, constant change. Apart from its participation in the Shell Eco-marathon, the XAM represents a vehicle-workshop in which it has been and will be possible to develop in-depth studies on materials and technologies in the search for efficient, innovative responses to the sustainable mobility needs of today and above all of tomorrow. The XAM has also managed to cover 107 km with the energy equivalent of one litre of petrol.

The excellence of technologies for research

 

In its ongoing effort to improve results and develop vehicles in view of the prestigious competitions in which it plans to take part in the immediate future, the Team took advantage of the support offered by the Pininfarina Wind Tunnel, where it was possible to test the XAM experimentally in various aerodynamic configurations and establish the most appropriate modifications to apply to the next vehicle.

ITALY

 

Wind Tunnel
Grugliasco (Turin)

POLITECNICO

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Turin

www.polito.it/h2polito

TIMELINE

Engineering

  • 2008

    HYPERION

    Pininfarina returns to custom-built vehicle for special customers

  • 2010

    NIDO EV

    an electric car conceived, designed and built entirely at the Pininfarina Design and Engineering Centre in Cambiano, Turin.

  • 2011

    HYBUS

    Hybus is the first recycled, hybrid, sustainable bus

  • 2012

    CAMBIANO ENGINEERING

    Consolidated technological expertise and innovation

  • 2012

    WIND TUNNEL-ORIGONE

    The world champion Simone Origone in the Wind Tunnel

  • 2012

    WIND TUNNEL-XAM

    The futuristic vehicle-workshop to test technologies and materials

  • 2013

    SERGIO
    ENGINEERING

    The exclusive two-seater barchetta

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