Aston Martin's first EV

The first all-electric Aston Martin has been finally revealed, nearly four years after it was originally announced.
24 April, 2019
Co-developed with the Williams F1 team, the Rapide E was exhibited at the 2019 Auto Shanghai. While Aston Martin has not unveiled the prices of the Rapide E yet, it has announced that the all-electric sports sedan will be a limited edition model, with only 155 units produced.
The car has a luxury design, which is very close to the Rapide AMR. However, there are some parts that differentiate the EV from the V12-powered car. At the front, there is a honeycomb grille in place of traditional Aston Martin slats. It is flanked by sleek bi-xenon headlights with DRLs that also function as turn indicators. The Rapide E retains the typical four door coupe stance with a long bonnet and a sloping roofline at the rear. It also gets staggered 21-inch 'Aero' wheels shod with 245/35 R21 and 295/30 R21 Pirelli P Zero low rolling resistance tyres at the front and rear, respectively. Aston Martin claims that the Aero rims help improve the aerodynamics of the car for improved efficiency. Loads of black cladding have been added to the rear bumper to add a dash of sportiness. Apart from that, Aston Martin has redesigned the underbody for improved efficiency and dynamics.

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Aluminium is widely used in the car's construction. The Rapide E is based on an all-aluminium chassis to keep weight in check. It also gets carbon fibre and aluminium body panels.

Powered by an 800-volt, 65kWh battery, Aston Martin the Rapide E is estimated will be able to travel "over 200 miles" on a single charge. Twin motors mounted on the rear axle will generate 450kW (or over 600 horsepower) and can get the car up to a top speed of 155 miles per hour. And it won't take long for the car to reach this rare – Rapide E is claimed to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under four seconds. When plugged into a high-speed charger, the car's battery can be recharged at a rate of 310 miles per hour.

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The car will be equipped with a 10-inch digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel, and an 8-inch display mounted atop the center of the dashboard will handle infotainment duties (with physical buttons below it on the center console, echoing the layout of the most recent Rapides). Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be supported.

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