Alpina Boss Says There’s No Demand For Electric Vehicles

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Alpina Boss Says There’s No Demand For Electric Vehicles

For the time being, Alpina will sell combustion models.

We talked about Alpina’s future plans just earlier today when we learned the German automaker will most likely introduce a version of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe early next year. Looking at the company’s portfolio, it consists entirely of traditional combustion-powered models and there seems to be a very good reason for that. According to Alpina’s CEO, there’s simply no demand for an electric vehicle from Buchloe.

Andreas Bovensiepen told BimmerPost a recent survey among Alpina customers showed they currently have no need for a hybrid or an electric vehicle. The main reason for that is that some of those clients clock 30,000 to 50,000 kilometers (approx. 18,600 to 31,068 miles) per year on the German Autobahn and they want to do so as fast as possible.

“Our customers currently feel no demand for battery-electric models,” Bovensiepen told the publication during a test drive at Salzburgring. ”This is also due to the high mileage: Alpina customers want to drive fast and accelerate strongly, especially in Germany – then, of course, the range is still an issue.” For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.

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