ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE ELECTRIC VEHICLE
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.
ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE ELECTRIC CAR SPECS
The Aston Martin RapidE specification is yet TBA – see news below for guidance.
ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE EV SALES
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ASTON MARTIN ELECTRIC CAR IN THE NEWS
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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