According to Aston Martin, the all-electric RapidE will be launched in 2019 as a luxury coupe.
Aston Martin now confirms that its first-ever production electric car, the RapidE will enter production in 2019 after being unveiled as a concept form 2015 with the same name. The car will be set for a limited production run of 155 units.
Aston Martin now confirms that its first-ever production electric car, the RapidE will enter production in 2019
In accordance with some sketches, the RapidE has the appearance of a standard Rapide S. Meanwhile, some blue design elements of the all-new car will help to highlight its EV version.
Besides, similar to the normal Rapide S, the car looks like a four-door coupe with a fully electric powertrain instead of the 6.0-litre V12 engine. Although there is no official press release of the powertrain from Aston Martin, the RapidE is expected to include a total power output of 1000bhp.
“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.” CEO Andy Palmer stated at the 2015 New York Motor Show.
The RapidE has the appearance of a standard Rapide S
Moreover, the division of the famous racing team, Williams Advanced Engineering will assist Aston Martin to design and produce the all-electric RapidE.
“Williams Advanced Engineering has always endeavoured to work collaboratively with its customers to meet their sustainability challenges and find energy efficient solutions. For today’s car manufacturers, this is particularly important as legislation demands more energy efficient vehicles. This project with Aston Martin will draw on the extensive battery and EV experience we have accumulated and we are extremely pleased to be supporting this prestigious British company with their future electrification strategy.” said Paul McNamara, Technical Director at Williams Advanced Engineering.