Gallery: Aston Martin's first electric car Rapide E
Kuwait-backed luxury carmaker Aston Martin revealed its first all-electric production car, with the spectacular Rapide E making its world debut.
Aston Martin's first all-electric production car, the Rapide E. Limited in production to 155 units. The car will have an 800-volt battery with 65kWh capacity Using lithium ion cells mounted to where the original 12-cylinder Rapide engine and gearbox were located. Rapide E joins a slew of new conceptual and production all-electric luxury vehicles It has a top speed of 155 miles per hour and a zero-60mph sprint time of just over three seconds. It has newly designed aerodynamic wheels, new Pirelli P-Zero tires, lowered body roll, refined rear-wheel-drive, and reduced cavity noise. Aston developed the Rapide E with Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group. The battery system powers two rear-mounted electric motors that make the equivalent of 602bhp and 700 pound-feet of instant torque.