Aston Martin Chairman Lawrence Stroll said that Aston Martin’s first mass-produced electric car will be launched in 2026 “on schedule” The capital day event on the 27th will provide details on all new vehicles introduced in the next five years, including plug-in hybrid models.
Judging from Stroll’s statement, Aston Martin does not seem to be planning to work on pure electric models but will focus on plug-in hybrids.
Still, Aston Martin chief creative officer Mark Reichman said the upcoming electric car will be a “new product” on a “new platform” rather than a case of “putting a battery into an old platform” Note: Most of the first new energy vehicles of traditional car companies are “oil-to-electricity” products).
While Aston Martin has released no details about the platform itself, one thing is for sure: it isn’t planning any partnerships with Geely, which recently increased its stake in Aston Martin. Stroll said:
"You'll see that we had a different goal, we thought of something completely different from existing technology," "Our idea is that electric is not a powertrain, but a new vehicle power. For Therefore, we have developed our own roadmap.”
As for the brand’s upcoming plug-in hybrid models, Stroll believes the technology will last “well into the 2030s.” Aston’s first PHEV, the Valhalla, is said to go on sale late next year.