Alpine to Unveil First Road BEV Concept

Renault’s performance sub-brand Alpine will unveil its first road-going BEV hot hatch concept car, interestingly in the UK next month.

The A290_β (beta) show car is the second vehicle in the brand’s “Dream Garage” after the marque’s Alpenglow hydrogen hybrid competition concept looking towards a new era of electric performance vehicles. Its name follows Alpine’s naming nomenclature of an A followed by three numbers. The first refers to the size of the vehicle, the “90” is specific to the brand’s multi-purpose sports vehicles, known as “life-style”, while the purely sports vehicles have the number “10”. The “β” refers to the beta test used in the software world, the test version, just before the final version.

The A290_β will be unveiled in Bristol, in the southwest of England, on Tuesday 9 May at 09.30 pm (BST) by Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi and Alpine Design Director, Antony Villain.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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