Published on July 1st, 2021 | by Joshua Chin0
Alpine Set For An All-Electric Lineup With 3 New EVs Teased
Renault’s performance arm Alpine is going all-electric with the imminent launch of 3 new EVs.
There has been some big EV news that have been coming out of Renault recently. That is because not long after announcing two major partnerships to speed up its battery production and development, the French automaker has recently also announce that its Alpine performance arm is set to become an all-electric marque in the near future.
Set to take into effect come 2024, the makers of the A110 will soon be debuting 3 new EVs from then on. One of which is incidentally an all-electric successor of the aforementioned lightweight sports car, that is currently under development in collaboration with Lotus.
The second all-electric model currently in the works meanwhile appears from some sort of large SUV-coupe type thing, going by the svelte silhouette of the teaser at least. Further details on any of these future EVs are unfortunately (but unsurprisingly) thin on the ground at present, but the rumour mills are suggesting for this particular car to be Alpine’s answer to the likes of the Audi E-Tron GT, and will likely be sitting on Renault’s upcoming larger CMF-EV platform that has been designed to adopt performance batteries and powertrains.
Now moving onto the third EV to be featuring an Alpine badge in the future, its compact yet boxy silhouette that is topped off with a massive rear wing hints at it being a hot hatch version of the upcoming revived Renault 5. A callback to the turbocharged hot hatch bearing the same name from the 70s and 80s, this model is also reported to be the first of the all-electric trio teased here to make its debut when 2024 rolls around.
Speaking more about the Renault 5, the French automaker has also revealed recently that it is set to offer up to 400 km of WLTP-claimed range on a single charge. Courtesy of being based on the new CMF-BEV, it is touted to also cost roughly 33% less as compared to the ZOE today, which retails for around €20,700 (RM 100,000) in France before government incentives.
The upcoming Renault 5 is also not the only EV in the French automaker’s future arsenal, as it will soon be joined by the new MéganE that will be arriving next year. A further 7 battery-electric vehicles are set to join its lineup too by 2025, with one being a revival of the Renault 4, which Renault is currently dubbing as the ‘4ever’.