Aston Martin will deliver an electric car, although not for five years, using Mercedes EV tech, and add electrification across its range.
Aston Martin, and Lagonda, have been promising to deliver an electric car for a long time now, but nothing yet.
But now, with former AMG boss Tobias Moers in the seat at AML, and Mercedes upping its stake in Aston Martin to 20 per cent in exchange to a fulsome supply of technology, things are finally moving down the electric highway at Gaydon. But it’ll be at least 2025 before we get a BEV Aston, and it could be an Aston take on the Mercedes EQS.
That’s according to Moers, say Automotive News, and it’s probably a more realistic and believable plan than what’s gone before, but there will be more electrification at AM before then.
Moers is promising new Aston models using Mercedes electric tech which will begin to arrive in 2022, with a ‘Product Firework’ in 2023.
That probably means a replacement for the DB11 with electrification, the possibility that the Valhalla will end up with a hybrid Mercedes lump instead of Aston’s own hybrid V6, a new electrified mid-engined Vanquish and a plug-in hybrid DBX by 2023.
As for Lagonda’s revival, it’ll be a while.