Aston Martin’s electric car will use Mercedes technologiesNovember 2, 2020
In 2026, the first electric car from Aston Martin will be presented, in which technologies from premium Mercedes-Benz will be introduced. So far, there are few details.
According to the published development plan for the coming years, the first Aston Martin electric car will not be released until 2025 or 2026. This graph was presented by CEO Tobias Moers, the man who previously ran Mercedes-AMG before moving to Aston Martin.
Speaking of which, the 54-year-old German executive says the company’s very first electric vehicle will use technology developed by the German brand. This decision came as no big surprise, given that Mercedes will soon become the owner of a fifth of Aston Martin as part of a closer alliance between the two brands. In return, the British brand will have access to more Mercedes technology beyond the AMG V8 engine and some other components, in line with the original 2013 agreement.
Interestingly, Moers also hinted that the Valhalla hypercar could get a powerplant from Mercedes-AMG.
This is somewhat unexpected, as Aston Martin has already talked about the possibility of this model getting a 3.0-liter hybrid Aston Martin V6 twin-turbo engine. However, the final decision has not yet been made.
Valhalla will be followed by the new Vanquish, which will also be a mid-engined, hybrid supercar. Aston Martin could borrow an all-new electric platform from Mercedes-Benz, which is slated to premiere next year alongside the EQS, to launch an electric sedan with similar proportions.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Aston Martin supercars had a problem with airbags. The British luxury sports car manufacturer has announced a recall of its cars in North America. A defective airbag in an accident may not deploy as expected. And this is the risk of injury.
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