Bugatti will until the last resist the transition to electric tractionNovember 21, 2019
The company does not plan to abandon ICE within ten years
Bugatti does not intend to switch to all-electric power plants until the end of the next decade. This was told by Autocar brand leader Stefan Winkelmann. Bugatti’s CEO stressed that he believes in the potential of traditional internal combustion engines.
Speaking at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Winkelmann emphasized that the Bugatti would remain faithful to gasoline engines until they were banned by law. According to boss Bugatti, ICE is still “the most advanced way to power a car.” At the same time, Winkelmann has no doubt that when the electric Bugatti goes on sale, “it will be the best electric car on the market.”
Despite the commitment to ICE, Bugatti is aware of environmental risks and intends to reduce its carbon footprint. According to the manufacturer of hypercars, around 700 Veyron and Chiron are used around the world, each of which travels less than 1,600 kilometers annually. To compensate for the environmental impact of its machines, Bugatti will plant 4,000 trees annually, and the brand will switch to using alternative energy sources.
Commenting on the rumors about the development of the second Bugatti model, Winkelmann explained that the last word remains with Volkswagen’s supervisory board, and the project has not yet been given green light. Bugatti boss did not confirm the rumors about the release of a “practical electric car” under the French brand, hinting that the VW Group is considering various options and a final decision has not yet been made.
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