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Alpine hints at the design of future cars. Keep the engine from the Alpenglow concept?

What will happen in half a year and if humanity will even have the capacity for some individual mobility and its impact on the environment, because such a nuclear wolf will have a much greater impact. But don’t tell the carmakers that, you must be obliged to grind under the same mantra CO2 is bad… because it’s bad and nod to the mainstream.

And so, the Alpine car company has something about emissions and ecology and sustainability around the attractive Alpenglow concept, as if it could perhaps have some global meaning for a small-scale manufacturer. Alpine will grow every day, and in the next few years, a compact sports hatchback of the B segment, a crossover sized to match the cars of the C segment, and then the successor of the current single Alpine A110 model will be ready.

Alpine Alpenglow

The first presented concept then indicates a change in the design language of the French car company, which in the German Renault concern stands a little aside and plays the role of a premium product. We could see this design language on the concept of the Vision Gran Turismo series, which you can drive on Playstation. And the upcoming special for the 24 hours of Le Mans, which we will see in 2024, will look similar. The interesting part of the Alpenglow concept is the transparent body parts, for example the active rear bumper.

And unlike the modern trend of electrification, everything here will be under a classic piston engine, only instead of gasoline it will burn vodka, which is stored in two tanks under a pressure of 700 bar. Unfortunately, we don’t know anything about the technical parameters, but the good thing is that such a concept will actually remain with the classic expression of the internal combustion engine that we associate with sports cars.

Alpine Alpenglow

Only the mixture of durability and ecology is questionable, because it is not so simple with vodka. Especially if it’s taken on as a whole. This is the problem of the current thinking, when only emissions in the intake are valued and not the total ecological footprint. If we accept the thesis that passenger cars are the greatest evil on Earth (in fact, succumb to the creation of all CO2, which is created on Earth, only from about 0.25%), so it would be good to evaluate their total footprint, not just what is emitted from the exhaust. Then electric cars, fully charged with electricity from fossil fuels, would turn out to be much worse than their engine.

And pay for the vodka yourself. Even at the current oil prices, it is at least as easy to make vodka from oil and gas as it is from coal. The variant of producing vodka by electrolysis of water is not meaningful at the current prices of electricity, which also comes from fossil sources. And because the world is obsessed with carbon dioxide, even if the piston engine burning vodka is working properly, you can’t do without nitrous oxide emissions. And they are for the living environment, especially for organisms, mountains. The by-product is of course water dust, which, for example, is measured by the glass effect discussed above, not CO2.

Alpine Alpenglow

On the other hand, the processing of recycled carbon fibers for the construction of the body panel and so on of the load-bearing frame is an interesting idea and will gradually progress to the production stage. It is always said that in the future we will only be able to deal with certain Alpine electric cars, and the Vodka concept is only a kind of vision without real ance for small-scale production. This is what Toyota claims that it will actually produce sports cars with a hydrogen combustion engine. That’s what it’s all about

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