The British Car manufacturers, Aston Martin has announced that all of the vehicles the produce will be either hybrids or completely electric by the mid-2020s. The company is the most recent manufacturer to release the news that they plan to sell cars that have hybrid and fully-electric powertrains by the mid-2020s.
The car making company has made plans to be 100% hybrid by the middle of the 2020s, with a quarter of the vehicles they manufacture having fully electric power trains, and no internal combustion engines by 2030. It is great news that manufacturing companies are looking to produce more sustainable vehicles.
Aston Martinâs first electrified vehicle will be the RapidE, which is expected to be released in 2019. The new electrified vehicle has been designed from the companyâs four seater saloon vehicle. Also in development is the Valkyrie, a hypercar that will be powered by a V12 hybrid engine. However, the Aston Martin Valkyrie’s electric engine has been added as a boost to performance and the car will not be produced in large numbers.
The company maintains their own technological development, creating their own V12 engine. All of the companyâs electric technology for their cars will be manufactured in house.
Keeping their technological development in-house allows the company to remain in control of a vital part of their manufacturing operations and will allow them to explore developments that will make all of their vehicles hybrid or electric by the mid-2020s.
Volvo has previously announced that they too are aiming to make sure all of their cars feature electrified powertrains from 2019 onwards. It is thought that the Government’s plans to ban all non-electrified vehicles by 2040 has persuaded car manufacturers to begin developing their technology in order to make sure that it conforms to regulation before this deadline.