Aston Martin will commence production of an all-electric sports car and SUV in the UK in 2025.
The news was broken by Aston Martin chairman and shareholder Lawrence Stroll in an interview with the Financial Times, with the "battery sports car and... sport utility vehicle" to be produced at the British brand's sites in Gaydon, England and St Athan, Wales respectively.
While a final decision on the vehicles' powertrains has yet to be made, Stroll suggested the new electric models could employ technology from Mercedes-Benz, given its parent company Daimler holds a 20 per cent stake in Aston Martin – though "all options" are under consideration.
Despite the introduction of a pair of zero-emission models, and an onslaught of hybrid vehicles, the British sports car specialist won't ditch combustion-only performance cars just yet, with petrol-only models to reportedly remain available far into the 2030s – despite a sales ban on such vehicles in Aston's home market in 2030.
Last week, the brand announced 90 per cent of its portfolio would feature all-electric or plug-in hybrid power by 2030, with all new product launches in 2024 to be electrified.
Pictured at bottom: Aston Martin's first electric vehicle, the Rapide E, which was axed before it reached production.
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