Aston Martin announced the debut of a fully electric concept based on the Rapide The Aston Martin RapidE concept was unveiled at the Lancaster House in London during a meeting between Duke of Cambridge Prince William and his wife Catherine, and the Chinese president Xi Jinping.
Using money provided by Chinese investors, Aston Martin teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering for the development of their electric sedan, and the end result, as you would expect, is destined for the Chinese market. That is, if the company goes ahead and produce it, which they probably will, given that they made the Lagonda, a car that made a lot less sense than this one.
There are no technical details available yet on what sort of a motor and battery pack Aston Martin RapidE Concept is using, but Aston says it “tangibly demonstrates the capability and ambition of Aston Martin towards developing low- and zero-emission sports cars.”
Chairman Chaoyong Wang of ChinaEquity, who is funding the research for the development of a production version of the RapidE, concept said: “We are delighted that Aston Martin not only provides a high performance driving experience to customers, but also show’s their social responsibility by showcasing a new generation of electric car with zero emissions. We are excited to participate in the development of the RapidE and to make a contribution to Sino-British clean energy and green environmental strategy. We feel confident that there are significant opportunities for electric cars in China and the world.”