Get ready for an electrified Aston Martin SUV.
British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin is ready to dive into the world of electric cars. The company recently confirmed its plan to launch four sleek, high-performance electric vehicles, starting with the hybrid Valhalla unveiled at a james link 2021 movie.
Initially expected to arrive in 2022, the Aston Martin Valhalla sports a twin-turbo V8 with a hybrid electric powertrain that makes 937 horsepower. The company promised a 0-62 mph time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph.
Instead, the Valhalla will be the company’s first “electric” vehicle when it debuts in 2024 for around $800,000 or more. However, that’s just the first of three more models in the works. More importantly, the British automaker confirmed that while it doesn’t offer EVs today, it will only sell EVs by the end of the decade.
Aston Martin announced that it has partnered with Lucid Motors and will use its modular BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) platform to develop and launch a luxury high-performance electric hypercar, sports car, GT and fully electric Aston Martin SUV.
And while we’re not entirely sure which will arrive first, a report from car suggests that the first all-electric vehicle will be an ultra-luxury SUV. Then we can expect other high-end vehicles like the GT and a Hypercar between 2025 and 2030.
Perhaps the most exciting news is that all upcoming luxury electric vehicles will be all-new. The company confirmed that its upcoming electric cars will not be redesigned versions of existing models. For now, the current lineup will be refreshed and upgraded before the switch to electric vehicles by 2025.