Aston Martin unveiled on Tuesday its first electric vehicle, the Rapide E, at the Shanghai auto show. Vehicle Slide Show below
On Tuesday at the Shanghai Auto Show, Aston Martin revealed their Rapide E. This is their answer to the market that is mostly lead by Tesla. The challenge is that if you want to get your hands on one, you better hurry quick. The company is only making a total of 155 of them. Although they are accepting orders for the Electric Vehicle, There is no word on the price or when they will be delivered, but potential customers can find out by inquiring.
The specs are always important when considering these cars and most technology, to be honest. So what can you expect? The battery is a 65kWh battery with a range that is over 200 miles. It will have the ability to charge at a rate of 310 per hour with an 800-volt charger. If you only have access to a 400-volt charge which is common, you can get a range of 185 miles of charge per hour.
Aston Martin’s Rapide E will also have two motors, a speed of 155 mph potential and can go 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds. 600 horsepower with roughly 700 pounds of torque. There is a digital display which will show speed, battery capacity, motor power, energy consumption, and regenerative performance. You will have an app that will display the location of your car, the remaining range, as well as the amount of charge time required till full. No word if you can add to it using their Q By Aston Martin program.
“Unveiling the Rapide E will be a huge moment for Aston Martin. As our first all-electric production car, it is a truly historic step. One that signals Aston Martin is prepared for the huge challenge of an environmentally responsible and sustainable future. As a car company we cannot afford to passively allow that future to come to us; we have to actively chase it. Only by doing this can we learn and prepare, but also preserve those things we love as drivers and car enthusiasts. That’s why it was so important to me that in embracing EV technology we should not let go of those unique qualities that define an Aston Martin. I believe Rapide E embodies that desire and paves the way for a hugely exciting future.”Dr Andy Palmer, President and Group CEO, Aston Martin Lagonda