The world is getting a tough place for cars with new stringent emission norms coming all over the place. However, new technologies are coming in day-by-day to solve that issue to churn more power and performance by depleting least possible resources possible. Joining the list, auto major Aston Martin known for its superb technology and impeccable performance might soon go electric with its upcoming product lineup very soon. The news was confirmed by their CEO Andy Palmer at a recent event and the electric version is expected to be completed only in 2017 with a bigger price tag for the electric model.
The first car from the Aston Martin’s stable to roll out as an electric version will be none other than the Rapide four-door saloon and will use a Four-Wheel Drive system to manage this exotic car on every road. With environmental norms getting strict day-by-day, Aston Martin plans to follow regulations seriously so that they can manage some good sales numbers. The technical details on the electric car are yet to be revealed.
Aston Martin will not compromise on the fun element of the electric Rapid which is its performance and we say this because the power expected out of the electric one will be somewhere around 800-1000 HP with power coming from lithium ion batteries, the car will also come with an enhanced driving range of approximately by 322 km. Also, Aston Martin won’t sacrifice its V12 engines which has been its USP, but may drop the diesel options and opt instead for hybrid-petrol engines in the future.
Aston will keep the Rapide electric very similar to the current model considering the weight, with the batteries located under the bonnet and the inverter will be placed in the boot while using electric motors to power the front and rear wheels. The Brit automaker plans to target some niche markets like The United States and China for exporting their first electric offering. Keeping us exciting, it will be exciting to wait and watch situation to see how this electric model will perform in the real world.
Source – www.carscoops.com