True to its quintessence, Alpine continues to blaze new trails. To rise to the decarbonisation challenge, the carmaker is for instance pioneering the use of linen as a symbol of eco-responsibility. For example, this material is used instead of carbon fiber in certain parts for its Alpine A110 E-ternité prototype. With this switch, Alpine has opted for a natural, lightweight material that it can source locally, in Normandy, near its birthplace in Dieppe. This breakthrough is the brainchild of two passionate researchers: Florent, Exterior Accessory Design Leader, and David, Head of Upstream Workflows, at the ALP’INNOV CENTER, Alpine’s lab in Les Ulis. Here’s more about this success story that will go a long way.
For Alpine, performance is as much about the track as it is about its innovation laboratory. It is pushing ahead on lowering carbon emissions to protect the environment, while making its cars lighter, and banking on linen to stay at the cutting edge. Alpine A110 E-ternité, the all-electric prototype it unveiled in July 2022 is the perfect example.