In a significant development, Aston Martin, the renowned British automaker, is shaping its plans for electric vehicles (EVs). Automotive News Europe reports that Aston Martin is actively working on the development of four entirely new EVs, distinct from their current lineup, following a recent technology-sharing agreement with EV manufacturer Lucid.
The announcement regarding the quartet of EVs was made by Lawrence Stroll, the executive chairman of Aston Martin, during a media briefing about the partnership with Lucid. Stroll confirmed that these four models will complement the existing range of Aston Martin vehicles. Although specific details were not disclosed, a design sketch accompanying the announcement hinted at the possibility of a coupe-style SUV among the upcoming vehicles.
All of Aston Martin’s forthcoming EVs, spanning sports cars, grand tourers, SUVs, and potentially hypercars, will be constructed on a novel modular BEV platform that the company is presently developing. This platform will incorporate a drive unit sourced directly from Lucid, the creators of the 500-mile-range Air. The drive unit, produced at Lucid’s Arizona factory, will consist of electric motors, transmissions, and battery modules. Aston Martin has previously relied on power plants from Mercedes-AMG for its internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.
According to Stroll, Lucid’s technology stood out as the most advanced and mature, offering exceptional horsepower and a compact battery height. However, it should be noted that Aston Martin’s EVs will not simply be Lucid EVs with different designs. Stroll revealed plans to integrate up to four electric motors into their EVs, potentially surpassing the performance of Lucid’s most powerful model, the Air Sapphire, which features three motors generating 1,200 hp. This remarkable power enables the sleek sedan to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in under two seconds, with a top speed of 200 mph. Aston Martin aims to enhance these figures by leveraging an additional motor.
Fortunately, more information regarding Aston Martin’s EV lineup is expected to be unveiled soon. The automaker confirmed that its first EV is scheduled to launch in 2025, aligning with its long-term objective of achieving full electrification across its core lineup by 2030.
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