Aston Martin to develop bespoke high-performance batteries for future EVs

Aston Martin will work with battery startup Britishvolt to develop bespoke high-performance batteries for future electrical autos, the automaker mentioned on Monday.

Aston Martin and Britishvolt will collaborate on each cells and packs, with targets for the ensuing designs that embody “new requirements” of charging time, vary, and maybe most significantly for a model like Aston Martin, repeatable on-track efficiency.

The brand new partnership will complement an current know-how sharing partnership between Aston Martin and main shareholder Mercedes-Benz.

Britishvolt was solely established in 2019 however the firm is already constructing a battery plant within the UK and is working with numerous automakers, together with Lotus. It’s targeted for now on lithium-ion battery know-how, and plans to supply options for each EVs and vitality storage.

Aston Martin and Britishvolt battery

Aston Martin and Britishvolt battery

Aston Martin has confirmed its first two EVs as a sports activities automobile and SUV. The sports activities automobile comes first, in 2025, and is tipped to be a alternative for the DB11. The DB11 is now the oldest mannequin within the Aston Martin fleet, and as a grand tourer, the place weight isnt as a lot of a problem in comparison with track-focused sports activities automobiles, is probably the most suited to battery energy.

The electrical SUV is anticipated to comply with in 2026.

Aston Martin has some expertise in growing batteries. The automaker beforehand developed an 800-volt battery for a deliberate electrical model of the Rapide, however the undertaking was canceled in 2020.

Earlier than the arrival of Aston Martin’s EVs, we’ll see some hybrids. A gentle-hybrid DBX was simply launched in China, and the plug-in hybrid Valhalla hypercar will arrive in early 2024. A plug-in hybrid DBX ought to comply with shortly after, and by 2026, all Aston Martins could have an electrified powertrain choice.

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