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Aston Martin goes electric with RapidE

Production of first all-electric model confirmed

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Aston Martin has confirmed production of its first all-electric model, the RapidE.

Based on the concept car that debuted in October 2015, only 155 will be built, with production set for 2019.

The initial sketches show the RapidE as a four-door sports car with the looks of the Rapide S. The 6.0-litre V12 engine will be replaced by an all-electric powertrain.

Aston Martin has confirmed Williams Advanced Engineering as its lead engineering partner in the project. Williams Advanced Engineering worked on the original Rapid E Concept.

Further details of the electric powertrain and specification can be expected nearer the time of production.

Rear view of Aston Martin RapidE
Production of Aston Martin’s first all-electric model is expected for 2019

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Katharine Morgan
Katharine Morgan
Katharine was a contributor to both The Car Expert and The Van Expert, and is now Motorsport & Automotive Press Officer for Goodwood.