Aston Martin refused to release the first electric car

Aston Martin refused to release the first electric car

January 11, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Aston Martin has closed a project to launch its first electric car, the Rapide E. This is reported by Autocar.

For the first time, Aston Martin Rapide E was shown as a concept in 2015, and in the spring of last year, the version ready for production debuted. The company was going to release 155 samples, but in the end the model will remain only a research project for testing electrical systems. The electric car will also appear in the 25th James Bond film, where the main character will ride it.

In the Rapide E, a 65 kWh battery pack takes the place of the 6.0 liter V12. The batteries feed two electric power units on the rear axle, totaling 609 horsepower (950 Nm of torque). From 0 to 100 km / h, the electric car accelerates in 4.2 seconds, and the top speed is 250 km / h. According to the creators, the liftback is capable of driving over 322 kilometers on a single charge.

The voltage of the Aston Martin Rapide E’s on-board network is 800 volts, so it takes 3 hours to fully charge the battery, and 249 kilometers are added to the power reserve in 30 minutes. In addition, the car has 3 driving modes (GT, Sport and Sport +) that affect the settings of the electric unit, steering and chassis.