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Bugatti EV not until next decade to launch – report


Bugatti Fans are expected to have to wait until after 2030 for the company to launch its first all-electric vehicle, as it is currently focusing on hybridisation.

In an interview with AutocarBugatti design director Achim Anschiedt said the company was “considering the next step for the hybrid model”, and that “everything else is a bit over the top”.

This hybrid successor for W16 support Chiron hypercar is said to launch in 2027 and is expected to cost more than 5 million euros ($A7.72 million).

“It is almost irresponsible to our beloved customer base [to look beyond the next car]Mr. Anschiedt said.

Bugatti’s vice president of design, Frank Heyl, stopped short of explicitly confirming whether Bugatti’s first electric vehicle (EV) will be pushed back beyond 2030, but said the company is currently focused on “this decade, with hybrid vehicles”.

This contradicts what Bugatti Rimac CEO Mate Rimac said Autocar in July 2021, where he says there will be all-electric Bugattis within a decade.

Heyl said that when the all-electric Bugatti arrives, it will “blow everyone away”.

Bugatti ceased to be a wholly owned legal entity of the Volkswagen Group in November 2021, with ownership transferring to a joint venture company named Bugatti Rimac.

The Rimac Group has a 55% stake in the joint venture, while Porsche owns the remaining 45%.

For now, Bugatti and Rimac will continue to operate separately, keeping the existing production facilities and distribution channels intact.

While the brands will be kept separate, future vehicles will share the technology.

Bugatti recently introduced its iconic W16 engine with the Chiron Mistral Roadster convertible, limited to 99 units and sold out.

Rimac also starts all-electric deliveries Nevera hypercar in August this year. The first customer is former German-Finnish Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg.

Rimac Corporation, the parent company of Bugatti Rimac, is currently build it Headquarters 200 million euros ($308.6 million) in Zagreb, Croatia.

Known as the ‘Rimac Campus’, it will serve as the company’s international research and development (R&D) base and manufacturing base for all future Rimac products, including Current Nevera and its main components.

The company has broken ground and the headquarters will be completed by 2023.

The campus will also become a research and development site for future Bugatti models, although these cars will be built at Bugatti’s Molsheim plant in France.

The 197,575 square meter complex will feature an on-site test track, a museum, design, engineering, production and testing facilities, as well as gallery spaces, bars, restaurants and retail stores.” premium customization”.

Rimac also says there will be a gym and training center, nursery, auditorium, conference hall, education room, rooftop garden, command center, VR room and several dark project rooms secret.

At this stage, Rimac expects construction of the complex to be completed by 2023, although future additions are already planned.

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