What would 007 say?

"Keeping the British end up, sir."

LESS than two years after being unveiled as a concept, Aston Martin has confirmed that the all-electric RapidE will enter production in 2019.

Set for a limited production run of 155 cars, RapidE is Aston Martin’s first all-electric model.

The RapidE spearheads development of the brand’s low and zero-emission vehicle strategy laid out by Aston Martin’s president and CEO Dr Andy Palmer, in the company’s Second Century Plan.

Development, testing and production of the RapidE will continue under a collaboration agreement between Aston Martin and Williams Advanced Engineering — the advanced technologies side of the Williams Formula 1 team.

“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,” said Dr Palmer.

“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.”

Paul McNamara, technical director at Williams Advanced Engineering said they had always endeavoured to work collaboratively with customers to meet sustainability challenges and find energy efficient motoring 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.”

LESS than two years after being unveiled as a concept, Aston Martin has confirmed that the all-electric RapidE will enter production in 2019.

Set for a limited production run of 155 cars, RapidE is Aston Martin’s first all-electric model.

The RapidE spearheads development of the brand’s low and zero-emission vehicle strategy laid out by Aston Martin’s president and CEO Dr Andy Palmer, in the company’s Second Century Plan.

Development, testing and production of the RapidE will continue under a collaboration agreement between Aston Martin and Williams Advanced Engineering — the advanced technologies side of the Williams Formula 1 team.

“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,” said Dr Palmer.

“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.”

Paul McNamara, technical director at Williams Advanced Engineering said they had always endeavoured to work collaboratively with customers to meet sustainability challenges and find energy efficient motoring 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.”

Your email address will not be published. Comments will display after being approved by a staff member. Comments may be edited for clarity.

Poll

  • Voting please wait...
    Your vote has been cast. Reloading page...
    Do you support the $6 million proposal for Rugby Park, which includes synthetic turf, an athletics track, additional sportsfield, all-weather sports pavilion and conference/function centre?