To support its electric range, Alpine is considering a new thermal model.

To support its electric range, Alpine is considering a new thermal model.

PARIS (Reuters) – Alpine, the Renault Group’s sports brand, is considering bolstering its future electric range with a new internal combustion engine model, against the wave of full-battery vehicles sweeping the Paris Motor Show.

The brand, which currently offers only one car, the petrol A110, is set to expand its range with three 100% electric models over the next few years: a Renault 5-derived economy car in 2024, a compact SUV in 2025 and an all-new A110 .

“For the vehicles after that, either (…) heavier, bulkier, larger or more efficient (…), we will think about parallel paths like hydrogen in hybrid fuels,” Alpine brand CEO Laurent Rossi told journalists at the 89th… .Paris Motor Show. “Hydrogen to drive a standard combustion engine”, as in the “Alpenglow” concept car presented at the World Cup.

Alpine, one of the Renault Group brands on which Luca de Meo built his “Renaulution” recovery plan, was famous in the past for its small A110 Berlinetta, but also for a more imposing GT, the A310.

“I’m not saying electric isn’t a good solution, it’s a very good solution for the future for the vast majority of applications,” added Laurent Rossi. “But I don’t think she’s mature enough today to do everything.”

(Report by Gilles Guillaume, edited by Sophie Louet)

Reference: www.challenges.fr

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