As part of a creative summit organized by the UK government to accompany the visit of the President of The People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, Aston Martin recently unveiled an all-electric concept version of the Rapide S 4-door sports sedan.
The unveiling took place outside of Lancaster House in London; which is, it’s worth noting, the place where the official meeting between Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and the Chinese President (and his wife) will be taking place. The unveil was put together in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering.
As part of the event, Aston Martin and the China-based investment group ChinaEquity jointly announced that an agreement had been reached to investigate a possible production run of the RapidE electric vehicle (EV) concept. The two companies revealed that, if all goes according to plan, then the new EV would be produced at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire. The earliest that this would happen would reportedly be within 2 years.
The CEO of Aston Martin, Dr Andy Palmer, stated: “We see luxury electric vehicles as an intrinsic part of our future product portfolio and welcome ChinaEquity into the next phase of study for the project development. The exciting RapidE concept tangibly demonstrates the capability and ambition of Aston Martin towards developing low- and zero-emission sports cars.”
More good news for EV lovers I suppose. Who could complain about an electric Aston Martin?
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