Aston Martin has finally expounded some of the details about its much-awaited Rapide E. The concept of an all-electric Aston Martin Rapide E was given in 2015. Now, the British car maker has finally revealed some of the details about its first ever all-electric vehicle. The Aston Martin had partnered with Williams Advanced Engineering (the tech division of the Formula one) for the designing of the Rapide E’s electric powertrain.

Aston Martin Rapide E

Today the company has finally announced that the Rapide E’s powertrain will have an 800-Volt battery with 65kWh installed capacity, which will be produced by using over 5600 lithium ion 18650 format cylindrical cells. These cells will power two rear-mounted electric motors which will produce an expected output of 610PS and a 950Nm torque. The Rapide E has also claimed to achieve a charge range of over 200 miles in the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure WLTP. This electric sedan will have two charging options, a normal 400-volt outlet with a 50kW charger that offers a charging rate of 185-mile range in an hour. And a much faster 800 Volt outlet with 100 kW charger that can give a charging rate of 310-mile range per hour giving the car 80% juice in just 15 minutes.

Rapide E

The envisaged speed of Aston Martin will be; top speed 155mph with a 0-60mph sprint time of 4 seconds. Aston Martin will make a limited number of Rapide E’s i.e. a total of 155 units are expected within the next year.



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