Aston Martin is releasing its first electric car in 2019

June 30, 2017 by  
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Aston Martin is known for creating some of the sexiest, most powerful cars in the world, but times are changing. Today the automaker shoves large gas guzzling V8 and V12 engines under the hood of its models, but starting in 2019, something greener is coming into the fold. Aston Martin has confirmed that its first electric car , the RapidE, will be introduced in 2019. Two years ago, Aston Martin teased the idea of a fully-electric car with the RapidE concept and now they are ready to make the concept a reality. For the RapidE, Aston Martin is going to create a rival to the Tesla Model S , with its four-doors and powerful electric motor. They are teaming up with Williams Advanced Engineering, who worked on the original concept, to create the RapidE. Related: Aston Martin RapidE electric concept previews the automaker’s 800-hp electric sedan Aston Martin hasn’t announced the specifics about the electric powertrain, but does allude to the fact that it will have more than one electric motor . “The instantaneous delivery characteristics of electric motors means the RapidE will offer a unique driving experience of a kind not experienced before in an Aston Martin.” Sadly Aston Martin is only planning to produce 155 RapidE electric cars once production kicks off in 2019. “RapidE represents a sustainable future in which Aston Martin’s values of seductive style and supreme performance don’t merely co-exist alongside a new zero-emission powertrain, but are enhanced by it,” stated Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer. “The internal combustion engine has been at the heart of Aston Martin for more than a century, and will continue to be for years to come. RapidE will showcase Aston Martin’s vision, desire and capability to successfully embrace radical change, delivering a new breed of car that stays true to our ethos and delights our customers.” Images @Aston Martin + Aston Martin

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J Mays Retires as Ford’s VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer

November 6, 2013 by  
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Ford just announced a series of changes in its senior leadership team, and one of them is the retirement of J Mays , group vice president and chief creative officer of design. J Mays is retiring after more than 33 years in the automotive industry, 16 of which were with Ford. Mays joined Ford in 1997 as vice president of design and led the teams that developed new models of the Ford Fusion , Focus, Fiesta, Taurus, Mustang and F-150. Read the rest of J Mays Retires as Ford’s VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aston martin , automotive , automotive industry , BMW , Car Design , ford , J Mays , jaguar , Land Rover , lincoln , Mazda , mercury , volkswagen , volvo        

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Aston Martin to Race World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Rapide S at the Nürburgring

April 12, 2013 by  
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Aston Martin has unveiled a new hydrogen -powered Rapide S, which is based on Aston Martin’s four-door, four-seat sports car. The hydrogen Rapide S was developed in partnership with hydrogen experts Alset Global and will become the first car of its kind to compete in an international event when it hits the track at the 41st ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring next month. Read the rest of Aston Martin to Race World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Rapide S at the Nürburgring Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alset global , aston martin , aston martin hydrogen rapide s , aston martin rapide s , green transportation , hydrogen car , hydrogen-powered race car , Nürburgring , zero-emissions        

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Aston Martin has unveiled a new hydrogen -powered Rapide S, which is based on Aston Martin’s four-door, four-seat sports car. The hydrogen Rapide S was developed in partnership with hydrogen experts Alset Global and will become the first car of its kind to compete in an international event when it hits the track at the 41st ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring next month. Read the rest of Aston Martin to Race World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Rapide S at the Nürburgring Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alset global , aston martin , aston martin hydrogen rapide s , aston martin rapide s , green transportation , hydrogen car , hydrogen-powered race car , Nürburgring , zero-emissions        

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Stephen Hawking Urges Continued Space Exploration So As We Can Outlive Our “Fragile Planet”

April 12, 2013 by  
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When Stephen Hawking speaks, you listen. The world-renowned physicist gave a speech recently as he toured the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to support research for Lou Gehrig’s disease, a condition from which he suffers. In his speech, Hawking urges scientists to continue exploring space to secure the future of humanity. “ I don’t think we will survive another thousand years without escaping beyond our fragile planet,” he says. Read the rest of Stephen Hawking Urges Continued Space Exploration So As We Can Outlive Our “Fragile Planet” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: A Brief History of Mine , A Brief History of Time , ALS research , global warming , Lou Gehrig’s disease research , space exploration , stem cell research , Stephen Hawking 70th birthday , Stephen Hawking speech , Stephen Hawking urges space exploration , Stephen Hawking visits Cedar Sinai        

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Designersblock Offers Intriguing Material Solutions at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

April 12, 2013 by  
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Aston Martin set to launch Toyota IQ-inspired, all electric Cygnet

May 19, 2011 by  
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Dattatreya: No, please don’t bring James Bond into this, as the Aston Martin we are going to harp about, is not even close to the DB series, or for that matter to any sportscar. Rather it will be an electric cousin to the petite yet luxury city car Cygnet, which in itself is derived from the Toyota IQ

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