ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE EV
Aston Martin and LeEco, Faraday Future partnered in early 2016 to develop an all-electric version of the RapidS, the Aston Martin RapidE. The due date of the Aston Martin RapidE has been changed from late 2017 to 2018 and then 2019 due to a breakdown in relationships with Aston Martin technical partner LeEco.The unveiled car has been developed in conjunction with Williams Advanced Engineering, has 4 Electric Motors, one per wheel. The Aston Martin RapidE performance is expected to match the performance of the current fastest V12 engined Rapide – which would give its all-electric drivetrain an output of around 550bhp. Williams Engineering brings its extensive battery and EV experience gained from its involvement in Formula E where it had the contract for the battery supply in the first couple of seasons. Williams Advanced Engineering is also investing $125 in a battery factory in the UK.
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2019 Week 4 - Aston Martin Rapid E validation prototype tweeted
Aston Martin CEO tweeted a video of the first validation prototype of the Rapid E which will be developed in limited numbers later n 2019. Aston Martin will build only 155 units of the legendary British automakers first electric car which is estimated to be priced from $250,000. The rapid E which is developed in conjunction with Williams Engineering is equipped with an 800V battery providing a range in excess of 320km (200 miles).
2018 Week 37 - Aston Martin specs unveiled
Aston Martin revealed detailed specs of its first pure electric car, the limited edition Rapid E. The Rapid E is now officially christened and will be available in a limited run of only 155 units. The company also announced that St Athan Wales will become its center for electrification and manufacturing base for its upcoming Lagonda EV luxury brand.
2017 Week 26 - Asto Martin confirms new RapidE due date
After the breakdown of the Aston Martin / LeEco JV Aston Martin had to go back to drawing board on the development of the RapidE. The company this week confirmed the new launch date as 2019. The production will be a limited run of only 155 units. The newly released renderings look very much like the RapidE AMR Concept. Guidance on specification and price was that the vehicle will be AWD with a 200mile range and 800+hp priced between $200k and $250k.
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