Mercedes-Benz AG and Aston Martin to expand technology partnership and shareholding; hybrid and electric powertrains

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Mercedes-Benz AG and Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc announced a new strategic technology agreement and an enhanced partnership. The new agreement will see Mercedes-Benz AG grant access to a range of advanced Mercedes-Benz technologies, including next generation hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as other vehicle components and systems. of Aston Martin’s common equity. in Aston Martin.

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. Using the Aston Martin Valkyrie’s powertrain as an example, both the V12 engine and gearbox casing act as stressed members of the vehicle structure.

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Aston Martin to debut electric sports car in 2025, CEO says

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An Aston Martin electric car due in 2025 will replace one of the automaker's current front-engine sports cars, CEO Tobias Moers said in an interview with Automotive News Europe (subscription required) published Tuesday.

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.

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.

GM recalls Chevy Bolt again, Aston Martin plans EV sports car, US makes most EV batteries: Today’s Car News

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Aston Martin unveils its electric car strategy, with an electric sports car planned for 2025. Owners of the 2017-2019 Chevy Bolt face more confusing guidance from GM. At least 70% of EV battery packs are made in the U.S. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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. The company has joined other European automakers in developing an electric drive system for its classic cars. Aston Martin mounts its

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 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 to build EVs in the UK from 2025

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Aston Martin boss confirms an electric sportscar and SUV will be built in the UK

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

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Aston Martin unveiled a fully electric concept of its Rapide S four-door sports sedan outside Lancaster House in London—the venue for a meeting between Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and President of The People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping. Developed in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering, the electric concept was on display in support of a creative summit organized by the British government.

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

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Two UK-based companies—Williams Advanced Engineering and Unipart Manufacturing Group—have formed a new joint venture—Hyperbat Limited—to produce batteries for future hybrid and electric vehicles. The launch customer for Hyperbat batteries is the Aston Martin Rapide E, which will be a limited production run.

Ford EV strategy, Aston Martin hybrids, Volvo motors: Today’s Car News

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Ford is betting on commercial vehicles, affordability, and supporting a new business model as it goes electric. Aston Martin plans to electrify up to 20% of its lineup in the next few years. Volvo is planning to develop its own motors for electric.

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 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.

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. The Aston Martin RapidE concept was created to explore how the company can take an existing production vehicle and create an all-electric sports sedan.

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

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

All-Electric Aston Martin DBX Crossover Concept: Geneva Surprise

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And it''s even an Aston Martin. 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. James Bond would probably like this one, for its silent speed and rough-terrain capability. DON''T MISS: Lagonda SUV Concept Marks Return Of A Legendary British

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 may be first with 800-volt charging

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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. Prior to last weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer tweeted a photo of his.

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

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Almost any new electric car tends to be pitched as a "Tesla competitor" these days, down to the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV subcompact hatchback. 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.

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.

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. Amid an industry-wide shortage of batteries and materials to build electric. 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. motorcycles EV credits lithium batteries Honda e

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.

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.

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. And our latest Twitter poll asks which new electric cars.

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 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 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 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. Geneva Motor Show Lagonda Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV 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.

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

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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. But that may be exactly what Aston Martin is planning to do with its sleek. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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.

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. This all-electric personal watercraft. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week's major news with our Week in Reverse feature. Today in Car News

Election Day suspense, Audi E-Tron GT details, EV plans for Ford, Mitsubishi, Aston Martin: The Week in Reverse

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market electric car cost? Which automaker announced it will be designing its own electric motors? How much does the cheapest U.S.-market This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending November 7, 2020. After U.S.

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.

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

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

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Plug-in electric car sales figures for February are in, and the 2015 Geneva Motor Show is underway. 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. We''ve got confirmation that Tesla''s first solar-powered

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.

Tesla Hires New Engineering VP From Luxury Maker Aston Martin

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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. While CEO Elon Musk is doing another tweet-hyped conference call today, Tesla has a lot going on in the background. That new VP is Chris Porritt, whose previous job was chief platform

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

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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 StartupsDyson, the British appliance company best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, has cleared up speculation that has persisted for nearly 10 years.

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 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