It’s Aston Martin’s turn to create a 100 per cent electric car; it seems that if all goes to plan, we should be seeing an electric Rapide within the next two years.
During last week’s Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer announced that work on a full-electric car project had already begun, and should be ready for production in the coming years.
Few specifications are available at the moment, but it seems the eRapide will get all-wheel drive, and total output of around 800 horsepower. If that sounds exorbitant, know that the recently announced Tesla P90D is said to make 792 hp. If Tesla can do it, then so can Aston, right?
For the modest price of $200,000-250,000, drivers will be able to cover a claimed 300 kilometres on a single charge.
With Aston already having embarked on developing electric technology, we could be seeing more electric models in the future, including a plug-in hybrid.