Aston Martin plans all hybrid fleet by 2025

Aston Martin RapidE

Aston Martin RapidE

The outlet notes that 25 percent of all Aston Martins will be fully electric "by the end of the next decade".

While some new Aston Martin cars are set to receive Mercedes-AMG produced 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engines as a result of the technology partnership between Aston and Daimler, Palmer suggested that the firm's electric powertrain would be developed in house.

Speaking to the Financial Times, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said, "We will be 100 percent hybrid by the middle of the 2020s". Palmer believes it's important to keep the development of core technologies (i.e. powertrains) in-house instead of outsourcing them to suppliers or other automakers.

The FT reports this statement means the company will buy battery cells from third-party manufacturers, but will produce battery packs (made up of multiple cells) and motors itself.

The first fully electric vehicle that Aston Martin is scheduled to introduce will be the RapidE sedan, followed shortly thereafter by the DBX crossover.

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. Saying, "that's why we make our own V12 engine".

Aston Martin chief executive Dr. Andy Palmer has announced that the British sports auto brand will electrify its entire product range by the mid 2020s, becoming the latest vehicle manufacturer to pledge a hybrid and all-electric future.

Aston Martin's plan is similar to that of Ferrari, which has also said all of its road cars from 2019 onward will be hybrids.

Discuss this story on our Aston Martin forum.

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