Aston Martin Just Got Cash Influx to Accelerate Its Battery Tech

Aston Martin just got a cash influx to accelerate its battery tech. does this new development mean that Bond’s car will be turning electric? Funny, but we will just have to keep our fingers crossed.

Aston Martin Battery Tech

Aston Martin Battery Tech

Daniel Craig may just have hung up his tuxedo and the rumors are already making the rounds as to who will play the next Bond, but it is increasingly looking like 007’s next set of wheels will be powered by batteries as well as an electric motor.

Aston Martin has just got £9 million in funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) of the UK, and yes, sorry, no Q Branch here to help supplement the research as well as development of the in-house bespoke luxury battery of the carmaker’s electric vehicle platform.

The government funding as you should know will help to assist the iconic British brand in making the transition from internal combustion engine supercars and powerful SUVs, directly to a future that is, like pretty much every other manufacturer that is on the planet, all-electric.

Aston’s £2 Billion Pledge To Advanced Technologies

Although £9 million in question is nothing to brag at, this is only part of the £2 billion that is committed by Aston to advanced technologies over the next couple of years, five years to be exact. It also will not make the move alone, as its Project Elevation in question is a six-partner collaborative research as well as a development project that is led by Aston Martin.

This new development will include support from the Manufacturing Technology Center, Creative Composites, Expert Tooling & Automation, Fuzzy Logic Studio and WMG, and lastly, the University of Warwick.

The Aim of the Project

The project according to Aston, will help to address the “technical challenges of developing a lightweight, 800V traction battery pack and twin front electric drive unit (EDU) into a modular BEV platform with a bandwidth from supercar to SUV.” In short, the manufacturer wants to create its very own proprietary tech, rather than to just rely on outsourcing it.

Aston to Release Its First All-Electric Vehicle in the Year 2025

Aston as you should know plans to release its very first all-electric vehicle in the year 2025, pipped to an SUV (although we are really not sure as to whether it will be a DBX variant or an all-new vehicle) and then powered by motor and battery technology from Lucid. Power output from a four-motor set-up on the other hand could be as much as 1,500bhp.

By the year 2026, there will reportedly be an electric version of all Aston models, and by the year 2030, you will not be able to buy a rumbling V8 or howling V12. It looks like the next car of Bond will be the smooth silent type.



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