Protoscar is a privately owned Swiss company founded in 1987 by its Managing Director, Marco Piffaretti. Protoscar has the juridical asset of being an independent, private Ltd. and is completely owned by Marco Piffaretti and a number of private shareholders.
The services offered by Protoscar range from the elaboration of charging infrastructure concepts, vehicles architecture and prototyping, fleets electrification and optimization analysis, charging infrastructure planning and deployment and energy and CO2-emissions studies.
Protoscar has several years of experience in the field of electric vehicles. A project we are especially proud of is the Lampo, our sports car prototypes are labs on 4-wheels and allowed Protoscar to gain important insights. Moreover, Marco Piffaretti was the director of VEL-1 from 1994 to 2001. With a budget of 33 Mio CHF and 400 electric vehicles in Mendrisio, it is one of the biggest EV market introduction pilot-projects in Europe. Thanks to our comprehensive experience, which covers the different points of view, from the final consumer, the automotive industry, institutional organizations, as well as electric utilities, we are the ideal partner and consultant in the field of electric mobility.
Since 1992, our office is based in Rovio in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. In 2009 Protoscar enlarged its facilities in Riva San Vitale, in order to have more space for manufacturing the Lampos, other EVs on behalf of clients and for the production of charging infrastructure.