Aston Martin has confirmed that its first all-electric model, the RapidE, will enter production in 2019 as a limited-run model.
The four-door RapidE will be based on the forthcoming Rapide AMR concept. Aston Martin says the car, being developed with the help of Williams Advanced Engineering, will deliver the dynamics of the Rapide S, but with an all-electric powertrain instead of that car's 6.0-litre V12 engine.
Aston Martin will release details about the RapidE’s electric powertrain at a later date. CEO Andy Palmer says the model, which is set for a limited production run of 155 cars, will spearhead Aston Martin’s low- and zero-emission vehicle strategy – although he emphasised that conventionally powered cars would remain core to the brand.
“Having unveiled the RapidE Concept back in October 2015, we reach another milestone with the confirmation that we are now putting the first all-electric Aston Martin into production,” said Palmer.