Aston Martin, the leading British luxury car brand has unveiled its first electric car ‘Rapid E’ at the Shanghai Motor Show. As per reports, only 155 of the four-door Rapide E will ever be produced. Aside from this, Aston Martin will make the electric vehicles to Lagonda, a separate brand that will sell only electric luxury vehicles. Under the Lagonda brand, all electric sedan and SUV concept have already been revealed.
The model comes with an 800 volt, 65kWh battery and will be able to travel over 200 miles on a single charge. Twin motors mounted on the rear axle will generate 450kW and can get to a top speed of 155 miles per hour. Moreover, the car’s battery can be recharged at a rate of 310 miles per hour when plugged into a high-speed charger.
For most parts, Aston Martin will continue producing internal combustion powered vehicles for customers who prefer the sound and feel of a V8 or V12 engine. The executive said that there will be Lagonda for customers who like to enjoy the power of electronic cars.