Despite stating earlier that it will continue making ICE cars even after 2030, it seems like the days of petrol-powered Aston Martin cars are numbered. According to a report by Automotive News Europe, Aston Martin will be transitioning from internal-combustion engines to fully-electric powertrains on the next-gen Vantage and DB11.
“The succession of our traditional sports segment has to be full electric, no doubt,” Aston Martin CEO Tobias Moers told the publication at a recent event.
Aston Martin’s transition to EV is not news, as the company has already previously outlined its plans following the signing of a strategic technology agreement with Mercedes-Benz last October.
The British sports car maker initially said it will introduce its first EV product in 2026 as part of the transition plan. However, according to Moers’ latest comments, the EV roll-out could be fast-tracked to a 2025 launch, though there’s no indication if that will be for the Vantage or DB11.
Before going fully-electric though, Aston Martin will first introduce a plug-in hybrid variant of the DBX SUV, then followed by a new mid-engine PHEV model that will slot below the Valkyrie and Valhalla flagships, with styling allegedly inspired by the Vanquish Vision Concept.
Aston Martin also previously said that all of its road-going models will be electrified by 2030. Specifically, 50% of the line-up will be fully-electric, 45% to be some form of hybrid, and the remaining 5% to be combustion-powered track-only models.
No information is available just yet on the performance metrics of the new fully-electric powertrain, though Moers said that it’ll have an estimated range of around 600 km, and will retain Aston Martin’s usual driving characteristics.
“How you experience the brand, the customer journey. These are the things that are going to make the difference,” he told Automotive News Europe. “It will be about the experience, the driving dynamics, how we are going to serve our customers.”
Aston Martin officially unveiled its first-ever hybrid supercar, the Valhalla, just last week. Instead of the in-house designed and built V6 engine that was part of its initial announcement, the Valhalla now packs a Mercedes-AMG-sourced rear-mid-mounted twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine, paired to a pair of electric motors – one on each axle.
In total, the setup makes 950 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque. Although, its electric-only range is just a measely 15 km – though to be fair, it was never designed for ecological reasons in mind.