Aston Martin Working On 1,000 HP Pure Electric Car
According to reports, Aston Martin is “working on a four-door pure electric car with 1,000bhp.”
If approved for production, this pure electric supercar could launch by 2020.
The Telegraph reports:
“Speaking to The Telegraph at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Aston CEO Andy Palmer explained that a prototype of such a car exists so that engineers can work out where to place the batteries in order to maintain a 50/50 weight distribution.”
Palmer, a strong electric car supporter, spoke of Aston’s previous electric car (Cygnet, based on the tiny Toyota iQ) and on the automakers future electric car plans:
“On my watch we are never going to put a diesel in an Aston. And I don’t think the Cygnet was the right thing to do. I think something like an electric car would be interesting, to sit squarely above a Tesla. Most people who buy Teslas are buying fully loaded ones, so it implies there’s room for that.”
“I’m a great advocate of electric vehicles, not for fuel economy, but for performance. We are working on a car that would look like a four-wheel-drive, 1,000bhp Rapide. There is a prototype running around. It’s not a formal part of our six-year plan but it might have to become part of it if we have a regulatory issue.”