Volvo recently announced that within the next few years all of its models will be electrified and now Aston Martin has made a similar announcement. Aston Martin CEO, Andy Palmer has revealed that by the mid-2020s all of its models will be powered by a hybrid powertrain.
“We will be 100 percent hybrid by the middle of the 2020s,” Palmer stated to Financial Times.
In addition to the hybrid models, Aston Martin is also looking at fully electric models. Palmer revealed that roughly one quarter of Aston Martin’s lineup will have a battery option by the end of the 2020s. The hybrid will be the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar, which is slated to arrive sometime in 2018. Following the Valkyrie’s introduction, Aston Martin will release a fully electric version of the Rapide sedan.
Both the Valkyrie and electric Rapide will be limited models, but in 2019, Aston Martin will go more mainstream with the electric and hybrid versions of the DBX SUV. Aston Martin hasn’t revealed any details about its future hybrid powertrains, but Financial Times speculates that the hybrid powertrain will marry a V6 to an electric motor. A smaller V6 would be a stark contrast to the current V8 and V12 engines that power Aston Martin’s models.
Source: Financial Times