Aston Martin is officially working on an electric vehicle. Earlier today, the British automotive group announced the RapidE, its first-ever all-electric vehicle. Created as part of Aston Martin‘s low- and zero-emission vehicle strategy, the RapidE will feature an electric drivetrain that replaces the usual six-liter V12. Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer, released the following statement:
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. The RapidE will begin production in 2019 and is limited to just 155 models.