Aston Martin is Going '100 Percent Hybrid' by 2025

Randall Craig
August 30, 2017

A year later, Aston Martin will introduce a pure electric version of its Rapide sedan. But that will only be built in small numbers.

Aston Martin's entire new auto lineup will be powered by hybrid electric engines within a decade, and the company's first sports utility vehicle will arrive as soon as 2019. The outlet notes that 25 percent of all Aston Martins will be fully electric "by the end of the next decade".

It's not as audacious a goal as it might've seemed even just a few years ago; Volvo has committed to selling only hybrid or electric cars by 2019, and Britain and France have both outlined plans to ban the sale of non-electric or hybrid vehicles by 2040.

The first all-electric Aston Martin will be the RapidE, a sleek four-seater due in 2019. Aston Martin CEO, Andy Palmer has revealed that by the mid-2020s all of its models will be powered by a hybrid powertrain. But that will be a limited-run model, with only 115 planned.

One of the first mass-market hybrids from Aston Martin will be its DBX SUV.

Addressing the company's plans to develop its own electric and hybrid systems, despite recently partnering with Mercedes for its V8 engines, Palmer said: "You need to keep core technology inside the company".

2017 is turning out to be a good year for the people who build James Bond's company vehicle.

With £ 410.4 million in pre-tax profits in the first six months of the year (up from 211.8 million last year), Aston Martin is clearly back in the green. Now also appears to be a good time to be a British vehicle maker looking to expand an EV lineup; the United Kingdom government has been helping several firms with grants to encourage low-carbon technologies.

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