Bugatti considering four-seat electric car
Bugatti is reportedly discussing the possibility of a four-seat electric car with VW head honchos. With zero tailpipe emissions, it would sit alongside the rather more CO2-intensive quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 Chiron.
However, it won’t be an overnight decision. Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelman told Bloomberg during an interview held in Berlin that getting the seal of approval from VAG is going to be a “hard fight.”
Winkelman said that Bugatti is currently earning “decent” money, compared with the dark Veyron days. Apparently, the manufacturer was losing around $6.24 million for each Veyron sold.
On that basis, a four-seat electric vehicle could make a fair amount of sense. Bloomberg reckons it could be either a grand tourer or a crossover and cost anywhere between €500,000 and €1,000,000 ($NZ861k to $1.7m). Seems a little on the light side to us.
Nothing is set in stone yet but we wouldn’t be upset to see a production version of the Galibier concept with electric power.