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Automotive: the first electric Alpine will be produced in Dieppe
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Automotive: the first electric Alpine will be produced in Dieppe
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Alpine’s first electric car will be built in the historic factory in Dieppe (Seine-Maritime), the president of Renault, owner of the sports car brand, announced on Friday.

“We are going to be able to really ensure the future of this factory” currently manufacturing the A110 “berlinette”, declared Jean-Dominique Senard on France Inter, revealing the arrival of “an electric vehicle (…) a small SUV”, these raised vehicles that look like an all-terrain vehicle but with services close to a sedan.

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“There was doubt about the future of this factory a few years ago,” admitted Jean-Dominique Senard. The factory, one of the smallest industrial units in the Renault galaxy, employs some 400 people.

More details on the arrival of this first electric Alpine in Dieppe could be revealed during a visit by the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire scheduled for the end of the morning on site, in the presence of the general manager of the group at Losange, Luca From Meo.

“The Alpine brand is a magnificent brand, known throughout the world, it was time to bring it back to life”, enthused Jean-Dominique Senard.

“One of the signals we were waiting for”

Founded in 1955, Alpine fell into the hands of Renault in 1973 but the brand had been put on hold in 1995 after the failure of the A610 grand touring car.

In the meantime, it has produced favorite vehicles in Dieppe such as the first A110 of the name, world rally champion in the early 1970s, and the A310, in particular equipped with the V6 PRV engine.

The revival of the brand with the arrowed “A” was formalized in 2017 with the presentation of the new A110 in neo-retro style. This lightweight car has since been produced at some 10,000 units.

Friday’s announcement constitutes “one of the signals we were expecting from Renault, its desire to relocate, in particular its electricity production in France”, affirmed Bruno Le Maire, in an interview published this Friday by Paris-Normandie.

The day before, the alliance formed by Renault with Nissan and Mitsubishi had announced that its members would together invest 23 billion euros in electrification over the next five years, to be able to launch 35 new electric models by 2030. .

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