Aston Martin unveiled a prototype of a Rapide converted with an all-electric drivetrain, the ‘Rapide E’, back in 2015. Now, the British automaker is releasing more details about its first electric vehicle ahead of the start of production next year and they released a teaser image. (above) expand full story
Aston Martin Stories September 12
Aston Martin Stories December 11, 2017
Two years ago, Aston Martin announced that its first all-electric car effort when it unveiled a prototype of a Rapide converted with an all-electric drivetrain, the ‘RapidE’.
Now Andy Palmer, the British automaker’s CEO, elaborated on how he sees the vehicle’s position in the luxury segment – and compared it to Tesla. expand full story
Aston Martin Stories June 27, 2017
Back in 2015, Aston Martin unveiled a prototype of a Rapide converted with an all-electric drivetrain, the ‘RapidE’.
The British automaker announced today that they will bring the vehicle to production, but only with a limited run of 155 cars in 2019. expand full story
Aston Martin Stories April 14, 2017
Williams Advanced Engineering, the tech division of the Williams Formula 1 team, had the battery supply contract for the Formula E, but its electric vehicle battery effort took a hit when McLaren won the new contract last year.
It’s apparently far from dead since we now learn that they got £100 million ($125 million USD) to build a battery factory in the UK. expand full story
Aston Martin Stories February 16, 2017
Almost all supercars, or what are now referred to as “hypercars”, are coming out with at least some form of electric powertrain these days, like the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, or the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Aston Martin with its upcoming new AM-RB 001 hypercar in partnership with Red Bull Advanced Technologies is apparently no exception and will have a hybrid powertrain. The British automaker announced this week that the battery pack of its hybrid system will be manufactured by none other than Rimac, the maker of the all-electric Concept_One supercar. expand full story
Aston Martin Stories April 19, 2016
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has an affectionate nickname for Apple: The ‘Tesla Graveyard‘. “They have hired people we’ve fired,” Musk said. “We always jokingly call Apple the ‘Tesla Graveyard.’ If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple”. He made the comment after being asked about the so-called “poaching war” between the automaker and the consumer electronic giant following the start of Apple’s electric car program: ‘Project Titan‘.
We follow who’s coming and who’s going at Tesla pretty closely here at Electrek and it’s clear that the two companies share a lot of former colleagues. Tesla’s senior engineering staff and leadership are full of former Apple directors and VPs, while the Cupertino-based company hired quite a few former Tesla engineers, but rarely any senior leadership… until now.
Electrek, in collaboration with our sister-site 9to5Mac, has exclusively discovered and confirmed respectively that Apple hired former Tesla Vice President of Vehicle Engineering and former Aston Martin Chief Engineer, Chris Porritt, to work on “special projects”, and we know that “special projects” is where Apple’s Titan car project lives. expand full story
Aston Martin Stories February 17, 2016
When unveiling that all-electric RapidE concept last year, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer announced that the automaker will take an investment from a China-based group to develop the production version of the RapidE concept.
Today, the company announced the creation of a partnership with Faraday Future backer LeTV, or LeEco or Leshi (the group goes by many brand names), to develop and manufacture the RapidE. The group says they are now focused on bringing the vehicle to market in 2018. expand full story
Aston Martin Stories October 21, 2015
Aston Martin Stories August 19, 2015
The executive also expects an all-electric version of the DBX to follow shortly after the Rapide. expand full story