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

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 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

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

Dyson electric car for 2020 draws executives from Aston Martin, Tesla

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Dyson, the British appliance company best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, has cleared up speculation that has persisted for nearly 10 years. Founder and chief engineer James Dyson officially confirmed his company is developing an electric car and is planning for a 2020 launch. Not only has Dyson had 400 employees working on an electric car. Batteries UK plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) dyson Startups

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.

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

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

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

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 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.

Hydrogen Aston Martin Rapide Completes First Racing Lap, Many More To Follow

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Aston Martin has achieved its target of completing a racing lap around one of the world''s toughest tracks--on hydrogen fuel. The hydrogen-powered Aston Martin Rapide S made its debut at a four-hour ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup VLN series race, at the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany. The team, led by Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich

Aston Martin roars back into profit as DB11 revs up sales

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While its always had a fair level of desirability and street cred thanks to a certain Mr Bond, Aston Martin has often struggled to turn that interest

Tesla Hires New Engineering VP From Luxury Maker Aston Martin

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While CEO Elon Musk is doing another tweet-hyped conference call today, Tesla has a lot going on in the background. Not only is it building and selling Model S electric luxury sport sedans, but Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has quietly hired a new vice president of vehicle engineering. That new VP is Chris Porritt, whose previous job was chief platform

Aston Martin Electric, Fuel-Cell Lightweight, Tesla Restricts Summon: The Week In Reverse

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Late this week, we brought you some new technical details for the ultra-lightweight Riversimple Rasa, a carbon-fiber two-seater with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain. Although its underpinnings remind us a bit of the ultra-exotic Volkswagen XL1 hypercar, Riversimple plans not to sell this car but to offer it by subscription, for a price that's. The Week In Reverse

Aston Martin Racing partnering with Hanergy Global Solar to explore solar cells to power AC in FIA WEC GT racers

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Aston Martin Racing is partnering with Beijing-based Hanergy Global Solar to explore the use of thin film solar panels to improve GT race car performance at the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), starting with the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend. —Aston Martin Racing’s Team Principal John Gaw. It turned to Aston Martin Racing for its latest project. —Dan Sayers, Chief Engineer at Aston Martin Racing.

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.

Fisker Sold, Aston Martin Cygnet Dead, Nissan ZEOD Revealed: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Fisker Automotive has a buyer, the Scion iQ-based Aston Martin Cygnet minicar is dead, and the Nissan ZEOD electric race car is fully revealed. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Fisker Automotive was sold to a Hong Kong investor group. No word yet on any plans to restart production. We drive Zelectric Motors'' 1963

Aston Martin Cygnet Edges Towards Reality, Electrifies Spies

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But while James Bond would be nothing without the technological prowess of Q, his favorite brand of automobiles looks to be turning its attention towards its own electric wizardry in the form of the all-electric Aston Martin Cygnet EV. Every self-respecting spy need the latest gadgets to keep them safe, suave and sexy.

Alset dual-fuel Hybrid Hydrogen system to debut in Aston Martin Rapide S at the Nürburgring

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A prototype, twin-turbo, Aston Martin Rapide S at the 41 st ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring (19-20 May 2013) will debut Alset Global’s dual fuel Hybrid Hydrogen system, which enables the turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine car to run on pure gasoline or hydrogen or a blend of both. Alset’s dual-fuel Hybrid Hydrogen system. Click to enlarge.

Hydrogen-Powered Aston Martin Rapide To Hit The Track In 2013

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That's exactly what Aston Martin will be doing at the Nurburgring 24-hour race later this year, when it fields a hydrogen-fueled version of its Rapide luxury sedan. Fuel cells aren't the only way to use hydrogen as a fuel in vehicles--burning it works too. According to our sister site Motor Authority, the British sports car company will run the

Aston Martin Cygnet Edges Towards Reality, Electrifies Spies

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But while James Bond would be nothing without the technological prowess of Q, his favorite brand of automobiles looks to be turning its attention towards its own electric wizardry in the form of the all-electric Aston Martin Cygnet EV. Every self-respecting spy need the latest gadgets to keep them safe, suave and sexy.

Aston Martin Culls Its Ugly Duckling: Scion iQ-Based Cygnet Is Dead

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We don''t tend to feature Aston Martins here on Green Car Reports. Beautiful though they are, custodians of an enviable racing history and cultivators of an image few other automakers attain, they''re about as far away from "green" as cars get. With big V-8 and V-12 gasoline engines, they''re about performance, style, speed and class. Well, apart

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 [.].

Toyota and Aston Martin Collaborate on iQ-Based “Cygnet” Luxury Commuter Car

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) and Aston Martin are collaborating on the “Cygnet”—a new luxury commuter car based on the iQ platform ( earlier post ) that will be exclusively built for and sold to Aston Martin owners. The new “Cygnet” would pair Aston Martin’s trademark design flair with the Toyota iQ’s highly compact and low-CO 2 city driving package.

Huge V-12 For Tiny Aston Martin Cygnet? Un-Greening The Scion iQ

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Sources within luxury carmaker Aston Martin suggest the tiny Cygnet minicar could be fitted with a V-12 engine. It seems like a level of silliness previously only associated with that other British export, Monty Python. According to Autocar, the project would be along similar lines to that of the Nissan Juke R--Nissan's ultra high performance

Aston Martin Goes Green With Zebra-Skin Baby Swan From Toyota

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Last summer, lots of people thought it was a joke when famed British sports car maker Aston Martin said it would offer coachbuilt versions of Toyota's tiny iQ minicar, in the guise of the greenest Aston ever, the Cygnet. (A And now Aston Martin has released more details of the available