“Electric drive is part of our journey and our product plan for the future,” Mr Moers told a group of investors late last week. “We should achieve something by the middle of the decade – that’s the ballpark. That’s the period of time and I think it’s crucial.”
“We have re-established engineering in the company on a different level and we have a lot of possibilities in mind. We have to finally do that, we have to finally line it up, but we have a clear ambition for 2030,” the former Mercedes-AMG boss added.
A plug-in hybrid variant of the Aston Martin DBX SUV (shown below) is due in 2023, and will reportedly be followed in 2025 by the car-maker’s first all-electric model.
Mr Moers added it was unlikely – but not impossible – the existing Vantage, DB11 and DBS Superleggera models would be electrified: “These have been on the market for a few years and need a refresh... Do we have a chance to electrify them? This is what we’re investigating at the moment. I’m not sure about that because they have a transaxle layout, it’s a specific sports car layout and it’s not that easy.”
In 2019, Aston Martin unveiled an all-electric sedan project called the Rapide E, however development was aborted less than a year later.