The British manufacturer has recently announced its first all-electric model will be the RapidE, the production series version of the four-door Rapide grand tourer prototype AMR from 2015.
Aston Martin is moving to completely discard the internal combustion engine for the first time inside the RapidE, the make’s first all-electric vehicle, announced for the 2019 model year. The car will be produced in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering, though the company is still keeping details a secret – other than the fact that its electric motor’s instantaneous torque capabilities should provide a novel experience for the users. The model will also be a trial idea – because just 155 examples will be manufactured in the series.
“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,” commented Aston Martin CEO Andy 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.” It’s still unknown if the automaker is going for a mild, daily usable electric grand tourer or a wild four-door with supercar performance – though we should more details to come out sometime next year ahead of the official introduction.