aston martin confirms its first all-electric car will enter production in 2019

aston martin confirms its first all-electric car will enter production in 2019

set for a limited production run of 155 cars, ‘rapide’ is aston martin’s first all-electric model. this electric automobile spearheads development of the brand’s low- and zero-emission vehicle strategy laid out by aston’s president and CEO, dr. andy palmer, in the company’s second century plan. ‘rapide’ sees a continuation of the collaboration with williams advanced engineering who worked on the original concept. based in grove, oxfordshire, williams advanced engineering will assist aston martin with the complex task of engineering integration.

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based on aston martin’s forthcoming ‘rapide AMR‘ concept, ‘rapide’ will deliver four-door sports car looks and dynamics of the ‘rapide S’ powered by an all-electric powertrain replacing the six-litre V12 engine. more information will be revealed about the electric powertrain in due course. the instantaneous delivery characteristics of electric motors means the electric automobile will offer a unique driving experience never experienced before in an aston martin.



president and CEO, dr andy palmer, comments on the ‘rapide’, ‘having unveiled the rapide concept back in october 2015 we reach another milestone with the confirmation that we are now putting the first all-electric aston martin into production. rapide represents a sustainable future in which aston martin’s values of seductive style and supreme performance don’t merely co-exist alongside a new zero-emission powertrain, but are enhanced by it. the internal combustion engine has been at the heart of aston martin for more than a century, and will continue to be for years to come. rapide will showcase aston martin’s vision, desire and capability to successfully embrace radical change, delivering a new breed of car that stays true to our ethos and delights our customers.’

  • Still, probably one of the nicest faces ever designed. Too bad Ford had to down-market it.


    JimCan says:
  • great gams too

    dbkii says:

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