Aston Martin electric cars delayed till 2025

Aston Martin will be delaying its electric cars till 2025, as confirmed by the company’s CEO Andy Palmer in an exclusive interview with The all-electric Lagonda models that were supposed to launch in 2022 has now been pushed to 2025 and the Rapide E has also been paused.

The delay in Aston Martin’s electric car launches has been the result of the company’s financial troubles. Fortunately, Aston Martin has secured a £500 million investment that will help the company to carry on its Second Century Plan. The British carmaker got a £182m investment from Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll and is expected to raise another £318m from its major stakeholders. Lawrence Stroll will be getting a stake in the business and will become the Aton Martin’s new chairman.

Aston Martin Rapide E is fitted with an 800V electrical architecture battery that is encased in carbon fibre and Kevlar casing. The battery has a 65kWh installed capacity and system powers two rear-mounted electric motors producing a combined output of just over 610 ps and 950Nm of torque.

Aston Martin Rapide_E front three quarter view
Rapide E also gets a new larger rear diffuser, forged aluminium aerodynamic wheels with bespoke low rolling-resistance Pirelli P-Zero tyres.

The Rapide E returns a range of over 360 km in a single charge and with a 400V 50kW charger, the car can be charged at a rate of 300 km of range per hour. Customers can also charge the car to 500 km of range per hour 100kW charger or higher. Rapide-E also comes with an industry-leading high-power AC on-board charger that is capable of recharging the battery in as little as 3 hours. Rapide E can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in under 4 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h.