2020 Aston Martin Rapide E: Track-ready electric car shown at Shanghai

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The ultra-exclusive Aston Martin Rapide E was revealed in production-ready form today at the Shanghai auto show. It’s seen by Aston concurrently as a path into electric cars as well as another in a long line of. Shanghai Auto Show Aston Martin Rapide EThe 2020 Rapide E is based on the Rapide AMR, the most extreme-performance version of the gasoline-powered Rapide sedan.

Performance details on the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar hybrid powertrain; 1,160 bhp

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The heart of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar’s hybrid powertrain ( earlier post ) is a clean-sheet Cosworth-built 65° naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine. In the Aston Martin Valkyrie many key components do more than one job.

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Classic Aston Martin features plug-and-play electric power

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Wealthy buyers looking for an electric Aston Martin may not have to wait until the brand's new Rapide E performance car—at least not previous owners who may already have an old Aston Martin laying around. Aston Martin mounts its The company has joined other European automakers in developing an electric drive system for its classic cars.

Aston Martin, TenCate Advanced Composites partner for Valkyrie program

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TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading global developer and manufacturer of advanced composite materials, and Aston Martin announced a technical partnership for the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar program. Only 25 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pros will be built.

Aston Martin goes electric with 2019 Rapid E saloon

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Aston Martin has revealed the details on its first electric vehicle – the Rapide E

Will Aston Martin RapideE be James Bond's new electric ride?

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Introducing the latest, kinder, gentler, reportedly less misogynistic Bond: James Bond, and his new all-electric Aston Martin RapideE, which will appear in the new movie with the working title. To chase down criminals in a new carbon-constrained era, Agent 007 will need a new kind of Q Ship. But he won't stray far from the royal stable.

Aston Martin reveals production-ready Rapide E EV at Shanghai

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Last week at China’s Auto Shanghai motor show, Aston Martin Lagonda revealed the final production-ready iteration of its first all-electric production car, the Rapide E. The first car to be built at Aston Martin’s St Athan production facility—the brand’s Home of Electrification—Rapide E represents a first step towards achieving the company’s wider electrification strategy and the successful fruition of Lagonda zero-emission luxury brand.

Tesla Model Y batteries, Aston Martin Rapide E, $1,000 EV fees: Today's Car News

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The Aston Martin Rapide E shows up for hot laps in Monaco. Panasonic says it won't have enough batteries to supply the Tesla Model Y. States consider new fees on EVs. And readers weigh in on which classic EVs they'd like to buy. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Aston Martin hydrogen model to make UK debut

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Aston Martin’s impressive Hydrogen Hybrid Rapide S is to make its UK competition debut this weekend, appearing at the historic Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in Worcestershire. Fuel Cells Hydrogen cars Aston Martin

Aston Martin may be first with 800-volt charging

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Prior to last weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer tweeted a photo of his. Automakers look ahead to the day when fast-charging changes the electric-car landscape. Many have debated and some have announced 800-volt electric cars, especially Porsche, with forthcoming versions of its Taycan electric car. Lagonda

Aston Martin completes world’s first hydrogen lap of Nordschleife

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As it gears up to tackle the infamous Nurburgring, Aston Martin has ensured a place in the record books by completing the world’s first hydrogen powered zero emission lap of the 24km Nordschleife circuit.

Aston Martin Rapide E details revealed beyond battery tech

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Led by former Nissan Leaf product planner Andy Palmer, Aston Martin plans to launch a new lineup of electric cars under its Lagonda brand. As a trial balloon, it will launch an electric version of its four-door sports sedan under the Aston Martin brand, the Rapide E. Now the company has released more details about the car beyond its 800-volt

Aston Martin DBX: brand’s first SUV to launch in 2020

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Yes, you read that right: Aston Martin is making an SUV

Electric Aston Martin Rapide Coming In Two Years, Says CEO

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Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer dropped hints earlier in the year that the company was investigating the possibility of an electric version of the Rapide sports sedan. Now the former Nissan exec has confirmed that the car is coming in two years and that it will have as much as 800 horsepower on tap, outmatching even Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA

Could Solar Energy Cool Aston Martin Racing Drivers In Future?

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For future iterations of Le Mans, and other endurance events, Aston Martin''s factory team is investigating a green way to keep its drivers cool under pressure--literally. Aston Martin This past weekend, race teams competed in the 82nd running of the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, one of the oldest--and toughest--events in motorsports.

All-Electric Aston Martin DBX Crossover Concept: Geneva Surprise

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And it''s even an Aston Martin. James Bond would probably like this one, for its silent speed and rough-terrain capability. At today''s Geneva Motor Show, the British sports-car maker unveiled a surprise concept: a sporty crossover utility vehicle with an all-electric powertrain. DON''T MISS: Lagonda SUV Concept Marks Return Of A Legendary British

Aston Martin unveils electric concept Rapide; possible commercialization in 2 years

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During the Lancaster House event, Aston Martin and Chinese investment group, ChinaEquity, announced an agreement to explore the development of a production version of the RapidE concept. —Aston Martin CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer.

Revitalised Aston Martin aims to leave investors neither shaken nor stirred

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The name’s bond, share bond… and that’s enough of the poor Sean Connery impressions, so let’s get down to thinking about Aston Martin’s initial public offering (IPO

Williams Advanced Engineering and Unipart Manufacturing Group form automotive battery JV; Aston Martin launch customer

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The launch customer for Hyperbat batteries is the Aston Martin Rapide E, which will be a limited production run. The joint venture was inspired by H1PERBAT—an Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC)-funded, Williams Advanced Engineering-led consortium of organizations, set up in 2017, which also includes Unipart, Coventry University, Aston Martin and others.

Aston Martin Rapide E, Karma Revero GT, Tesla battery recycling: Today's Car News

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Aston Martin revealed the production version of its first electric car, the Rapide E, while California startup electric-carmaker Karma rolled out its updated Revero GT and a new Pininfarina GT Coupe in Shanghai. Tesla announced a new battery recycling facility at its Nevada Gigafactory. And our latest Twitter poll asks which new electric cars. New York Auto Show Shanghai Auto Show Today in Car News Karma Automotive

Aston Martin confirms limited production run of all-electric RapidE for 2019

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Aston Martin confirmed that the all-electric RapidE ( earlier post ) will enter production in 2019 in a limited run of 155 units. In 2016, Aston Martin and China-based technology company LeEco had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) towards the creation of a partnership to develop a production version of the RapidE concept. LeEco has pulled out of the project, however, leading Aston Martin to scale back its original plans.

Aston Martin RapidE, Tesla Autopilot Coast-to-Coast, BMW i3 Range Boost: Today's Car News

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Today, we have a first look at the all-electric Aston Martin RapidE, a team claims to have driven coast-to-coast relying on Tesla's Autopilot system, and the BMW i3 will get a range boost next year. The Aston Martin RapidE concept previews an all-electric version of the British carmaker's four-door Rapide.

Aston Martin Lagonda Vision Concept shows electric car future for luxury sedan

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The storied British brand Lagonda has been owned for half a century by the tiny maker Aston Martin, best known globally for its connection to James Bond, Agent 007. It's had a number of iterations, including a startling low, sleek, square-edged sedan designed by William Towns in the 1970s and a concept for a hulking SUV in 2009 that thankfully. Geneva Motor Show Lagonda Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Mercedes-AMG and Aston Martin Lagonda to enter technical partnership; Daimler to receive up to 5% stake in Aston Martin

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Mercedes-AMG GmbH, a 100% subsidiary and the high performance brand of Daimler AG, and Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. Essential elements of the planned partnership are supply agreements between Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Benz Cars and Aston Martin. Mercedes-AMG will supply Aston Martin with engines, while Mercedes-Benz Cars will provide the British luxury sports car manufacturer with e/e (electric/electronic) components for Aston Martin’s future models.

Aston Martin and LeEco partner to co-develop RapidE EV for market intro in 2018; potential to add Faraday Future

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China-based technology company LeEco and Aston Martin have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) towards the creation of a partnership that will develop a production version of the Aston Martin RapidE electric vehicle concept—a fully electric version of the Rapide S four-door sports sedan.

All-Electric Aston Martin RapidE: Now THIS Is A Tesla Competitor! (Video)

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Yesterday, however, British specialty carmaker Aston Martin unveiled a large, sleek, four-door sedan powered entirely by batteries that clearly targets the Tesla Model S. An all-electric version of the Aston. Almost any new electric car tends to be pitched as a "Tesla competitor" these days, down to the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV subcompact hatchback.

Aston Martin RapidE electric luxury sedan delayed to 2019 as Williams replaces Le Eco

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Among electric-car owners and advocates, tiny British sports-car maker Aston Martin has become a company to watch. That's largely due to its CEO for the last few years, Andy Palmer, who had previously led product development at Nissan while it launched the Leaf electric car. Palmer had ambitious plans for a lineup of electric vehicles at Nissan. China plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Williams Faraday Future FF 91

Electric Aston Martin Rapide, CARB reaffirms emissions standards, E15 battle: Today's Car News

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Today, the Aston Martin Rapide is expected to go all-electric in 2018, the California Air Resources Board reaffirms 2025 emissions standards, and state and federal bills look to ban E15 ethanol fuel. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week's major news with our Week in Reverse feature. This all-electric personal watercraft. Today in Car News

No Hybrids for Aston Martin

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In a report published by Auto Telegraaf today, Aston Martin boss, Dr. Ulrich Bez, said that current hybrid systems aren't a good match for Aston Martin's performance car reputation. Apparently James Bond won't be going green any time soon. Bez did, however, open the door for a hybrid vehicle as part of the luxurious Lagonda brand, which the

Aston Martin to race new hydrogen Rapide S

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Not a name we often mention, but Aston Martin gets some kudos today for its plans to race a new hydrogen-driven version of its Rapide S at 41st Nürburgring 24-hour race.

Aston Martin To Build Electric Rapide Luxury Car Under Ex-Nissan CEO

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There are certain carmakers you just don''t hear discussed very often on Green Car Reports, and Aston Martin is one of them. DON''T MISS: All-Electric Aston Martin DBX Crossover Concept: Geneva Surprise Yet. The legendary British carmaker may be the favorite of James Bond, but its current lineup of V-8 and V-12 sports cars just isn''t very green. Sports Cars Andy Palmer plug-in cars

Aston Martin Rapide luxury sedan to go all-electric; cheerio, V-12!

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But that may be exactly what Aston Martin is planning to do with its sleek. Many luxury automakers are planning new electric cars, both to meet future emissions standards and as a response to the success of Tesla. So far, though, no established automaker has discussed directly replacing an internal-combustion model with an all-electric one. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Aston Martin Rapide E, LA electric cars for Olympics, and Tesla drops colors: Today's Car News

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Aston Martin reveals detailed specifications on its first electric car, the Rapide E. Los Angeles sets targets for electric cars as it prepares to host the 2028 Olympic games. Tesla drops two paint colors for the Model 3 and raises prices for the dual motor all-wheel-drive option. And Chevrolet recalls Volt and Bolt EV models over brake parts.

Aston Martin goes electric with 2019 RapidE saloon

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Aston Martin has confirmed its first all-electric car will enter production in 2019 and take the form of the company’s Rapide four-door saloon.

Electric Aston Martin, EPA Emissions Rules, Tesla Factory: Today's Car News

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Today, Aston Martin partners with Chinese electronics company LeEco on electric-car development, the Environmental Protection Agency says new emissions rules won't target race cars, and a look inside Tesla's Fremont, California, electric-car plant. The Aston Martin RapidE electric car will be co-developed.

Aston Martin and Daimler sign technical partnership agreements; new V8s; Daimler taking up to 5% equity

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Daimler AG and Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. have signed an agreement for a significant technical partnership between Daimler, Mercedes-AMG GmbH, a 100% subsidiary and high-performance brand of German automotive corporation Daimler AG, and Aston Martin. Daimler will receive up to 5% non-voting shares in Aston Martin without cash consideration in several steps following the progress of the technical partnership.

Audi Electric SUV Concept, Tesla Model X Spied, Electric Aston Martin: Today's Car News

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Today, we have teaser images of the Audi e-tron quattro electric SUV concept set to debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, more spy images of the Tesla Model X, and confirmation that an all-electric version of the Aston Martin Rapide will debut in about two years.

Aston Martin hybrid-hydrogen car wins Powertrain of the Year award

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Aston Martin’s stunning hydrogen-powered version of its Rapide S has won a prestigious award in recognition of its ground-breaking powertrain.

Aston Martin Rapide Hydrogen Racer To Debut Next Month

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Aston Martins evoke images of racing success and James Bond, but green technology hasn''t often been at the top of the company''s agenda. Times change though, and next month the British luxury automaker will field a hybrid hydrogen Rapide S race car in the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race. That''s hybrid in the literal sense

Aston Martin Electric Car To Be Co-Developed With ‘The Netflix Of China’

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Aston Martin, the British ultraluxury performance-car maker, has turned to an unlikely firm for help with its upcoming RapidE electric car: one of China’s top video-streaming companies. To be fair, Aston’s new partner in the project, LeEco, is a lot more than that, including smart TVs and smartphones, as well as other consumer.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu, Aston Martin Electric Car, BMW i8 Production Boost: Today's Car News

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We''ve also got reports that Aston Martin will build an electric car, and BMW will boost production of the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe. We''re on the ground at the 2015 New York Auto Show, and will bring you all of the latest green car news, starting with the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We''ve got photos and full. Today in Car News

Aston Martin’s first green car confirmed for production

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Aston Martin’s first ever city car has been approved for production. Tags: Green credentials Aston Martin cygnet iQ production Toyota The luxury car maker will start manufacture of its diminutive Cygnet model- based on Toyota’s iQ car- early next year. It will be the first time the car manufacturing firm, known for its James Bond favourite sumptuous and sporty models, will produce a vehicle [.].

Feb Plug-In Electric Car Sales, Aston Martin DBX Concept, 2017 Audi R8 e-tron Photos: Today's Car News

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Check out green car debuts like the Aston Martin DBX electric crossover concept, our first look at the 2017 Audi R8 e-tron, and much more on Green Car Reports. Today is a big news day. Plug-in electric car sales figures for February are in, and the 2015 Geneva Motor Show is underway. We''ve got confirmation that Tesla''s first solar-powered