Aston Martin unveiled its first all-electric car Rapide E

Aston Martin Rapide E

The British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has officially unveiled its first electric car “Rapide E” at the Shanghai Auto Show on Tuesday after four years of the announcement.

The electric sedan is powered with 800-volt, 65kWh battery, the company estimates that the car can travel “over 200 miles” (~322 kms) on a single charge. Twin motors mounted on the rear axle will generate 450kW (or over 600 horsepower) and provides a top speed of 155 miles per hour (~250 km per hour).

Rapide E can travel from 0 to 60 mph under four seconds which is a pinch better than its internal combustion standard version Rapide S.

Internally, the car will be provided with a 10-inch digital instrument cluster in the back of the steering wheel, and an 8-inch display mounted atop the centre of the dashboard will handle infotainment duties and both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are supported for the connectivity.

Externally, the body structure of the new car is similar to Rapide S, some electric blue accents in the headlights and on the brake callipers. The battery system is designed in the place where the V12 engine, gearbox, and fuel tank placed in the combustion car.

According to the company, only 155 Rapide E will be manufactured and it will be built in the village of St. Athan in South Wales, the same place where Aston Martin plans to build the all-electric vehicles of Lagonda, its recently resurrected sub-brand dedicated to EVs.

The company has not provided any details regarding prices of the car which was supposed to be running on the road from 2018.

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