In which, Aston Martin will launch its first mass-produced fully electric vehicle in 2025, hoping to take advantage of new battery technology that sets new standards for repeatable on-track performance, charge time and range.
The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding for joint research and development of battery technology specifically designed for high-performance cars. The joint team will design, develop and industrialize the battery pack, including bespoke modules and battery management systems.
For information, the electrification of the Aston Martin lineup will begin in early 2024 with the plug-in hybrid Valhalla, the first BEVs will arrive in 2025, while the entire lineup will be fully electrified by 2030.
Tobias Moers, CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda said, “Complementing our close strategic relationship with our shareholder Mercedes-Benz AG, this partnership provides Aston Martin with additional access to technology and skills to expand our electrification options”.
Meanwhile, Britishvolt recently secured more than $2.24 billion in funding to build a $5.1 billion battery gigafactory in Northumberland, England.
In addition to Aston Martin, the company has announced a collaboration with Lotus for the development of an innovative battery cell package that will be used in the next generation of sports cars.