The Alpha Ace Coupe is the electric vehicle we’ve been waiting for

The Alpha Ace Coupe is the stylish eclectic vehicle we've been waiting for

The increase in popularity for electric vehicles has reached an all-time high, with well-established automakers like BMW, VW, and Ford all throwing their hats into the EV ring.

The one downside of larger car manufactures making EVs is the fact that they all seem to follow the same or similar design cues. They either produce off-road electric SUVs like the Audi e-Tron, Jaguar i-Pace, and the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which all look good, but are extremely expensive.

Alternatively, they go in the opposite direction and produce uninspired small hatchbacks like the Nissan Leaf, VW e-Golf, and BMW i3, which are cheaper than regular EV’s but fail to impress visually.

Now, it looks as though there is finally an affordable EV that you might actually want to drive. California-based EV startup Alpha recently unveiled its latest creation, the stylish Ace Coupe.

Instead of designing another basic-looking EV, the Ace Coupe looks more like a classic Aston Martin DB5 or Alfa Romeo. The Ace Coupe is rear-wheel drive, features a range of 402 kilometres, can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 6 seconds, and weighs in at just 1600 kg.

In terms of the interior design and features, Alpha decided to go down the minimalist route. It comes with the standard two front seats andĀ features a wide center display screen similar to the one used in the Tesla Model 3, which will be used to display information like your navigation system, climate controls, and remaining battery life.

Alpha intends on having the Ace Coupe on public roads by 2023, but you can reserve one on the companies website right now. The vehicle will set you back between R480 000 and R585 300.

Take a look at the Ace Coupe below:

 

Picture: Alpha