Aston Martin accelerates towards ultra-luxury high performance electric vehicles

Aston Martin accelera verso veicoli elettrici ultra-lusso ad alte prestazioni

Aston Martin hits the accelerator on its ambition to create the world’s most thrilling and highly desirable electric performance cars.

The new supply agreement with Lucid Group will help propel Aston Martin’s high-performance electrification strategy and its long-term growth.

The proposed agreement announced to the London Stock Exchange would see Lucid, a world-leader in the design and manufacture of advanced electric powertrains and battery systems, supply Aston Martin with industry-leading electric vehicle technologies. Access to Lucid’s current and future powertrain and battery technology will be at the centre of Aston Martin’s all-new in-house Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) platform.

Aston Martin’s electrification programme forms a pillar of the ultra-luxury brand’s wider Racing. Green. sustainability strategy and will see an investment of over £2 billion in advanced technologies over the next five years, with investment phasing from ICE to BEV technology.

Aston Martin boasts an exceptional track record when it comes to creating intelligent and adaptable vehicle platforms This all-new bespoke platform, developed by Aston Martin, will form the basis of the Company’s entire future electrified model range; from hypercars to sports cars, GTs and SUVs, the first of which is targeted for launch in 2025.

Before then Aston Martin will deliver its first plug-in hybrid – the mid-engined supercar, Valhalla – in 2024 and by 2026, all new Aston Martin model lines will feature an electrified powertrain option, with the long-term objective for its core range to be fully electrified by 2030.

Mercedes-Benz AG will continue to provide Aston Martin access to a range of world-class technologies, including powertrain and electric/electronic architectures for current and future generation Aston Martin vehicles, including internal combustion engine, hybrid and electric vehicles.

For an emotion-driven marque renowned for its rousing internal combustion engines the transition to hybrid and full battery-electric powertrains is an elemental challenge. With Lucid’s cutting edge powertrain technology and advanced Mercedes-Benz electronic architecture at their heart, this near-future family of electrified Aston Martins will be propelled by sustainable, next-generation technology honed to deliver the optimum blend of scintillating class leading performance and brilliantly resolved vehicle dynamics.

These advantages can be characterised by exceptional battery system efficiency, which brings major advantages in terms of packaging and mass; inverter technology that controls the rate and efficiency of energy discharge and recouperation; and twin motor technology that facilitates infinitely tuneable four-wheel torque vectoring.

Such precise control of power delivery to each wheel opens new horizons for Aston Martin’s world-class dynamics engineers, whose focus is firmly set on not just preserving the driving experience, but elevating it to a new level of intensity and enjoyment. By precisely metering how much torque goes to each wheel there is infinite scope to apply meticulous software integration to create a unique and distinct dynamic fingerprint for each Aston Martin BEV model from the same platform and powertrain hardware and to continue to deliver class leading driving dynamics.

Source: Aston Martin

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