Aston Martin confirms production of first all-electric model called the RapidE.
Aston Martin confirms production of the first all-electric model called the RapidE. Limited to just 155, the RapidE will possibly more exclusive and prettier than its main rival, the Tesla Model S. Aston Martin revealed the concept and this has come to fruition with the car destined to hit roads in 2019.
Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, said of the RapidE: “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.”
Aston Martin hasn’t released any finer details like performance, power, and torque figures yet. Judging from the design images we expect it to retain its classy coupe-like contours with some added sportiness (though it’s a four-door saloon car.)