Recently, while Aston Martin divulged information about its mid-mounted V6 sports car being developed, the company also revealed their future electrification plans. Beside their upcoming V6-powered sports car slated for release by the year 2020, Aston Martin will also be working on introducing a range of hybrid and fully electric vehicles in the mid-2020s so that the company will have a fully functional electric portfolio by the year 2030.
Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin, told reporters in an interview, "We will be 100 percent hybrid by the middle of the 2020s.” He also added that unlike their current AMG-sourced V8 engines, the battery and hybrid technology development will need to be kept within the company. Aston Martin believes that EVs are core technology, which is why they want to do it themselves. Palmer admitted that this is exactly the reason why they build their own V12 engines.
Aston Martin has already scheduled to debut their first fully electric car, the RapidE sedan, in 2019 which will then be followed by the DBX crossover. These cars will roll out of Aston Martin’s new production facility in Wales, where the DB11 sports car is built.