Lotus looks to an electric future with Alpine deal

A co-operation deal between British sports car maker Lotus and Alpine, owned by French giant Renault, is driven by a need to share supply chains and production facilities. The joint venture was announced last week and is aimed at accelerating the two firms’ electrification strategy. Chinese-owned Lotus makes all its cars in Britain, which is being hit by supply-chain delays following the country’s recent exit from the European Union’s single market and customs union. But Lotus has enjoyed a solid 2020 despite fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. AFP spoke to Uday Senepati, executive director…

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