Only 155 of the fully-electric cars will be made when production begins in 2019.
As consumers become more educated on the need to reduce carbon emissions to prevent climate change from worsening, interest in electric vehicles and “green” innovations increases. To meet the demand for vehicles which are less-taxing to the environment, Aston Martin is creating its first electric car, the Rapid E, which will be introduced in 2019.
The idea for an all-electric Aston Martin car was teased to the public two years ago. Now, the company is ready to make the RapidE a reality. As Inhabitat reports, the fully-electric car is intended to rival the Tesla Model S, with its four-doors and beastly motor. To engineer the vehicle, Aston Martin is partnering with Williams Advanced Engineering, who worked on the original concept.
Specifics for the RapidE have not yet been announced. However, it was mentioned that the vehicle will have more than one electric motor. “The instantaneous delivery characteristics of electric motors means the RapidE will offer a unique driving experience of a kind not experienced before in an Aston Martin,” says the website.
To test consumers’ interest in the RapidE, only 155 will be initially produced. Said Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer:
“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.”
Learn more by visiting the Aston Martin website.
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