Electric Aston Martin Rapide SOctober 22, 2015
Electric Aston Martin’s don’t get mentioned very much here at Green Car Guide, but that might be about to change as the company has now showcased a fully electric concept of its Rapide S four-door sports saloon.
The new RapidE concept has been developed in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering at its facility in Grove, Oxfordshire.
Aston Martin CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, said: “We see luxury electric vehicles as an intrinsic part of our future product portfolio and welcome ChinaEquity into the next phase of study for the project development.
“The exciting RapidE concept tangibly demonstrates the capability and ambition of Aston Martin towards developing low- and zero-emission sports cars.”
Aston Martin and Chinese investment group ChinaEquity have announced an agreement to explore the development of a production version of the RapidE concept. If successful, the new luxury sports car would be constructed at Aston Martin’s global HQ in Gaydon, Warwickshire, and could be brought to market in around two years.