Video: The Company, Which Has Been Producing One Model Since 1973, Is Thinking About Electric Cars And Crossovers
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 13:59
The British firm Caterham has been producing various modifications of light roadsters based on the Lotus Seven for 47 years. However, in the near future, the conservative brand may change a lot. The plans in an interview with Auto Express told the head of Caterham Graham MacDonald.
- Caterham admits that the future belongs to electrification, because already in 2032 the UK plans to ban the sale of cars with internal combustion engines, including hybrids. The British roadster manufacturer buys engines from large companies and recently switched entirely to Ford gasoline engines. Current electric propulsion systems are too heavy and expensive for their cars, MacDonald said. However, Caterham engineers are monitoring the development of electrical technologies and the company is ready to negotiate the supply of new lightweight developments.
In 2012 Caterham entered into an agreement with Renault and the British firm got involved in the process of reviving the Alpine brand, but the British quickly pulled out of the project. Graham stated that the plans also included the creation of a sports crossover, but it never appeared.
- Now Caterham is looking for a new partner to create its own special version of the existing crossover. However, MacDonald did not disclose the details. Earlier, the German Brabus modified the Chinese Wey VV7 GT crossover in a similar way.
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