Alpine has just revealed its first concept car with an updated design for the upcoming zero-emission era. Dubbed the Alpenglow, the concept car is powered by a hydrogen-fueled engine, which is filled by two cylindrical hydrogen tanks of unknown size.
Alpine is not alone in revealing the hydrogen-fueled concept. Previously, GAC also showcased a hydrogen-powered concept car, as well as Toyota and Lexus which showcased the Toyota GR Yaris with a 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine fueled by hydrogen.
This Alpine Alpenglow concept car has the shape of a single-seater car in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) racing event, featuring wide fenders surrounding the driver’s cockpit compartment that is shaped like a dome.
In front there is a full-width light bar that is bordered by a large triangular section with a lighting effect similar to broken glass. This effect is replicated on the back with two vertical lighting elements. There is also a red light strip that runs across the front bumper and in the middle of the car.
Transparent elements are also seen in this concept car, such as in the cockpit, wheels, and rear spoiler, and provide a glimpse of the mechanics of the concept car.
Inside, the Alpenglow gets a geometric steering wheel inspired by the LMP1 race car. This steering wheel features transparent and backlit paddle shifters, as well as buttons that control regenerative braking and track control. There is even a button that says ‘Overtake’ on the steering wheel which is claimed to give the car a boost.
This Alpenlow concept has almost the same proportions as a race car competing in the WEC race, with a length of more than five meters, a width of more than two meters and a height of less than one meter. Despite its size, Alpine claims this concept car has a light weight thanks to the use of recycled carbon fiber.