Alpine’s Alpenglow Concept: A Stunning Outlook on the Brand’s Future

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Alpine’s new Alpenglow concept is a hydrogen-powered single-seater that envisions the French manufacturer’s take on future mobility. For once, something that’s not electric.

 

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The name itself references ‘the reddish glow over the mountains just before sunrise’, and the front ‘lights’ may be a testament to that. Laurent Rossi, CEO of Alpine, presented the Alpenglow as a basis of their future models and designs for a greener, zero-emission venture. The concept car is supposedly powered by a hybrid hydrogen internal-combustion engine, with steam being its only discharge. The car features two 700-bar hydrogen storage tanks that surround the driver, with the chassis being built out of recycled carbon, with its assumed weight of somewhere between 1000-1200kg.

 

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Hydrogen is one alternative energy source that has taken a backseat in the midst of the era of electrification, but some brands still show enthusiasm for it; while Japanese brands are expected, but the likes of Alpine is a surprise. Sure, this is still no less than a prototype and the brand will still move forward with their plans for electric vehicles, but it’s refreshing to see some light on other alternative energies.

 

 

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p dir=”ltr” style=”line-height: 1.38;margin-top: 0pt;margin-bottom: 0pt”>The Alpenglow almost looks like a perfect vehicle to fit in the now-discontinued ANKI Overdrive smart RCs, a new Hot Wheels fantasy casting, or something you’d see in Asphalt 8 (and considering the amount of concept cars they’ve put in the later games, there is a possibility). There is no say for its actual performance, but its Gran-Turismo-Vision-worthy looks is quite a fulfilling eye candy.

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