Aston Martin’s First All-Electric Vehicle Set for 2019

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    Is James Bond going green? Super-agent vehicle maker Aston Martin has confirmed production of its first all-electric model.

    A limited run of 155 RapidE cars, unveiled two years ago as a concept, will hit assembly lines in 2019.

    “RapidE represents a sustainable future in which Aston Martin’s values of seductive style and supreme performance don’t merely co-exist alongside a new zero-emission powertrain, but are enhanced by it,” company CEO Andy Palmer said in a statement.

    In collaboration with Oxfordshire-based Williams Advanced Engineering, Aston Martin will deliver a four-door sports car reminiscent of the Rapide S—but with an all-electric powertrain in place of the typical six-liter V12 engine.

    RapidE Concept (via Aston Martin)

    “The internal combustion engine has been at the heart of Aston Martin for more than a century, and will continue to be for years to come,” according to Palmer.

    “RapidE will showcase Aston Martin’s vision, desire, and capability to successfully embrace radical change, delivering a new breed of car that stays true to our ethos and delights our customers,” he added.

    Partner Williams Advanced Engineering worked on the original RapidE concept, and returns to assist with engineering integration.

    “This project with Aston Martin will draw on the extensive battery and EV experience we have accumulated, and we are extremely pleased to be supporting this prestigious British company with their future electrification strategy,” technical director Paul McNamara said.

    RapidE Concept (via Aston Martin)

    Further details about the upcoming vehicle will be released “in due course,” the automaker said, promising “a unique driving experience of a kind not experienced before in an Aston Martin.”

    The luxury brand is most recognized for its role in the 007 book and film series: The DB5 was seen or featured in seven movies, including Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, and Tomorrow Never Dies.

    Daniel Craig’s incumbent Bond, meanwhile, drove a number of models, including the DB5 (Casino Royale, Skyfall, Spectre), DBS V12 (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace), and DB10 (intended for 009, but stolen by Bond in Spectre).

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