Alpine prepares for its own revolution. Within the framework of Groupe Renault strategic plan, the sports firm has announced “a 100% electric range that integrates cutting-edge technologies from Formula 1”. This will have room for a substitute for the mythical A110, completely zero emissions and developed with Lotus.
“The Alpine and Lotus teams will conduct a full feasibility study for the engineering, design and common development of a model of these characteristics based on the resources, experience and facilities of the respective entities in France and the United Kingdom “, the firm has detailed in its statement.
But the electric sports car will not be the only big news. They will also arrive a electric hatch-hot for segment B, which could well be the return of the mythical R5 Alpine in a zero emissions key every time the arrival of the Renault 5 EV.
In any case, what is certain is that the promising little Alpine will ride the plataforma CMF-B EV of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, on which, for example, the Dacia Sandero and Renault Clio and Captur, or the future Dacia Bigster Concept.
An SUV and a lot of Formula 1 technology will also arrive
Also, Alpine has confirmed the rumors: a sports SUV is coming compact -segment C- and also 100% electric. This model, instead, is based on the CMF-EV platform of the Alliance, that is, it shares a base with the Megane eVision and probably with the Renault 5 EV.
“Alpine will build on the latest innovations from Groupe Renault and benefit from the technology and F1 experience: efficient energy management, security systems and connectivity solutions derived from F1’s high performance in data analysis and processing “, the company assured.
To carry out all this, Alpine Cars, Renault Sport Cars y Renault Sport Racing they will be grouped into a single entity under the Alpine brand.
For its part, Renault Sport Racing and its F1 team They bring together 1,200 people who develop for motorsports the equivalent of “the greatest technology challenges in precision watches,” says the brand, which considers this merger “a unique opportunity to strengthen the image of the Alpine brand.”
An objective in total accordance with the wishes of Luca de Meo, CEO of Renault, who already stated that he plans transform Alpìne into a kind of ‘mini Ferrari’… we will see what remains, but the beginning promises.
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