The evolution, the continuity that is in all the brand expressions that we have seen over the years. Development in engines, development in fuel and now development in components of some parts of vehicles. To deliver more mileage to your vehicles and maintain your climate commitments, Alpine Empizza Designing Pizzas Con Lino Which will replace carbon emissions in the future.
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The Alpine prototype on which these new pieces made of lino are being tested is the A110 e-Turnite, a 100% electric prototype that serves as a laboratory on wheels for the French firm to work on its technologies from the future to the present. working as.
Let’s recall a little the features of this model: 62 kWh to achieve an autonomy of 420 km at 392 kg, What do I think that 258kg increase means in terms of combustion? Alpine A110 e-Turnite drops at 1,378 kg ydDevelops 242 CV and 300 Nm of powerSlightly less than its combustion counterpart.
Its advantages are not so different, despite the weight, you can 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds The y sets a limited top speed of 250 km/h. It is capable of completing a distance of one kilometer in 23.7 seconds thanks to the ad-hoc development of the DCT2 gearbox.
but also lightnessProximity to providers and installments. Alpine has chosen to test this material to maintain its commitment to local trade, as the lino used is produced in and around the factory in Dieppe, with drivers who need this type of improvement improving our driving skills. Will not have to be affected.
The application of lino to the detriment of carbon fiber or glass does not cease to be a technical challenge because we are talking about a very light material that can Contributes greatly to the overall efficiency of the coach but is also a headache breaker when it comes to resistance.
In this sense, the A110 is a very clear function of E-Turnite, that is, the “dummy” in the tests being carried out at the Alpinov Center, located in Les Ulis. Test the lightness, strength and acoustic properties of materials,
The A110 e-Turnite includes lino skin on the hood, roof, rear bezel, seat shells and the future rear flap.
Lino was chosen to be a Material of biological origin that requires less energy than carbon fiber It is currently used by sports trainers to reduce weight. Its low density provides lightness, resistance and advantageous acoustic properties. The lino used comes from the Terre de Lin co-operative, located near Cuina Dieppe, of the Alpine brand, and is responsible for 15% of the world’s production of lino.
l production process De Lino is curious. Alpine’s partner Terre de Lin does the following steps: sowing from March to April, harvesting in early summer and drying in the fields until September to separate the fibers. Then, the lino is processed into 250 kg pellets, combed and stretched to form 45 kg strapping that is sent into yarn. In Alpine Laboratory of Les Ulysse, The essential pieces are manufactured from bimetallic fabric: linoleum (95%) and cotton yarn (5%) impregnated with epoxy resin (80% fabric and 20% resin).
l It aims to improve the lightness of the material, as it is 30% lighter than aluminum but 20% heavier than carbon. They are also looking for resins of biological origin and exploring other applications for lino. Alpine has focused its research on performance and sustainability.