Aston Martin will build rival Tesla RoadsterJanuary 5, 2018
The electric supercar of the British brand will not be released until the next decade.
Aston Martin approximately half completed the plan to update the model line, which should also include a new sports car with a fully electric power plant. The British company intends to develop a direct competitor to the new Tesla Roadster within the electrification program, implying the appearance of electrical versions in all models until 2025, the edition of AutoExpress informs.
In an interview with the publication of Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer on the question of whether Aston Martin is interested in creating an electric vehicle that would be smaller, faster and more expensive than the current Vantage, he replied: “Yes, it is possible.” The head also noted that all problems in the creation of an electric vehicle are associated with a battery – a control system and a chemical component.
Palmer believes that companies like Aston Martin have an advantage over conventional manufacturers in the creation of electric vehicles, which is due to deeper knowledge and more experience in aerodynamics and weight reduction.
If the management of Aston Martin approves the development of an electric sports car – competitor Tesla Roadster, most likely, it will be based on a modified version of the new aluminum brand platform, which debuted with DB11 and the new Vantage.