Back in 2015, Aston Martin unveiled to the world an all-electric vehicle concept, the Aston Martin RapidE (yes with a capital E for electric). Today, the company has confirmed that its first all-electric model will be going into production in 2019 with a limited build run of 155 cars.
Based on the forthcoming Rapide AMR from the AMR lineup, the RapidE will be powered by an all-electric powertrain, replacing the naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 combustion engine. Williams Advanced Engineering was also named as the lead engineering partner for this project.
As part of Gaydon’s Second Century Plan, the RapidE is a four-door sports car that will spearhead the brand’s development of low and zero-emission vehicles. Dr Andy Palmer, President and CEO of Aston Martin expressed that the RapidE is part of the brand’s vision for a sustainable future that does not compromise on supreme performance. However, Dr Palmer also ensures fans that internal combustion engines that Aston Martin takes pride in will remain for many more years to come.
More details of the Aston Martin RapidE will be revealed in due course.