Aston Martin Reveals Further Plan in its EV Bid
Aston Martin has planned to evolve its lineup to either electric or hybrid vehicles in a timeframe of less than a decade, as confirmed by the automaker.
The company had revealed a few days about its plans to produce EV cars in the future, as we reported earlier.
The aggressive transition of its entire lineup that consists of internal combustion vehicles seems to be the part of the Aston Martin’s decade-long second-century plan, which kicked off in 2015.
The plan will work on launching four new versions of the company’s core sports car(Vantage, Rapide, DB11, and Vanquish). However, there are plans for adding up to seven other models, including a luxury crossover that’s been dubbed as the DBX, a $3 million hypercar known as the Valkyrie, which will only be produced in limited numbers, along with the Red Bull’s Formula One Outfit. Furthermore, there’s even a plan for a mid engine supercar with the McLaren 720S and Ferrari 488 in mind.
The action plan even calls for a decreased life span for all the generations of the vehicles, so that vehicles being launched(Vantage and DB11) will be replaced before Aston Martin’s hybrid EV plans for the middle of next decade.
It seems that all the car makers are slowly working on plans for brands like McLaren, JLR, Volvo etc, that have announced plans for changing the car ranges from internal combustion based to EVs.
Aston Martin’s first EV model will be will be its RapidE sedan, which is due in the year 2019, after which, an all-electric variant of the DBX is probably next decade.
A plug-in hybrid variant and an internal combustion based model of the Aston Martin DBX is also due, although the automaker will possibly prefer avoiding the PHEV on most sports cars because of the size and weight of the larger batteries they need.