On June 27, the British automaker will go over its five-year goals in full.
According to Lawrence Stroll, Aston Martin’s first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) in serial production is “on schedule” to debut in 2026. The British automaker will outline its five-year goals on June 27.
At its capital markets day on June 27, the British automaker will provide information on all the new vehicles it wants to introduce over the next five years, including plug-in hybrids. However, based on Stroll’s comments, it appears that Aston Martin won’t bet much on EVs and will instead concentrate on plug-in hybrids.
But according to chief creative officer Mark Reichman, the impending battery-powered Aston would be “a new product” on “a new platform,” rather than “putting batteries in an old platform.”
The platform’s specifics have not yet been made public, but technical head Roberto Fedeli has assured that it will not result from any collaboration with the Chinese automaker Geely, which recently increased its shareholding in Aston Martin.
Fedeli: Our thought is that electric is not a powertrain but a new vehicle dynamic. For this reason, we have in mind our own road map.
According to Lawrence Stroll, the brand’s planned plug-in hybrids will “last well into the 2030s,” with the Valhalla, Aston’s first PHEV, scheduled to be on sale by the end of next year. The Cygnet was an upscale city automobile designed by Aston Martin using a Toyota iQ as a base. Its sole objective was to reduce the average carbon dioxide emissions over the whole lineup.
Now that Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz have a collaboration for their road-going automobile business, we could see something similar, potentially in the shape of a rebadged, lightly reengineered EV from Mercedes.
What is known is that Stroll intends to use the new car portfolio to construct at least 10,000 automobiles annually, each made to order after an 18–24 month waitlist.