Alpine and Lotus announce a technical collaboration that will study several cooperation areas, from Formula 1, Formula E and Endurance.
In a press release published by Alpine and Lotus, the two teams have appeared to sign a memorandum of understanding that will allow the teams to form a technical partnership for the joint engineering, design and development of an EV sportscar by leveraging the resources, expertise and facilities of the respective entities in both France and the UK, as stated in the release.
Further, it has also been disclosed that both parties will also explore the possibility of joint services offer to combine their engineering expertise. The collaboration will also be made leveraging Alpine’s motorsport avenues from Formula 1, Formula E and Endurance.
Alpine is creating shockwaves in F1 ever since 2021 started, first the stepping down of Cyril Abiteboul was an unprecedent change, and now a significant partnership with Lotus projects an ambitious projects.
“The signing of this MoU with Lotus shows the lean and smart approach we’re implementing as part of the new Alpine brand strategy,” said Laurent Rossi, CEO of Alpine.
“Both brands have an amazing legacy, and we are most excited to start this work together, from engineering tailored solutions to developing a next-generation EV sports car.”
“This collaboration, along with our transformation marks the beginning of a new era in which we’ll be taking the Alpine name and line-up to the future.”
“We’re putting F1 at the heart of our business, leveraging our in-house expertise and best-in-class partners such as Lotus to inject our cars with leading-edge performance, technology and motorisation”.
“Today’s announcement is the first step in what is set to be a hugely rewarding collaboration between our iconic brands.” Phil Popham, CEO, Lotus Cars.
“We are proud to be working with Groupe Renault in this collaboration – sharing Lotus’ technical expertise and abilities, and leveraging our long track record of successful collaborations.”
“Our companies have much in common – from a pioneering pedigree in light-weighting to championship-winning sportscars which perform as impressively on the road as they do in the motorsports arena.”
“It is a natural fit in many ways, and the co-development of an EV sportscar is hugely exciting for our companies, our fans and customers around the world.”
“The joint-services element of our agreement will additionally make our engineering expertise available to those wishing to engage our innovations.”