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2017-06-28 07:28

NEW ERA: Luxury carmaker Aston Martin teased the world in 2015 with a video of an all-electric model, now the automaker confirmed it will go into production in 2019. Image: Newspress

Gaydon, England - Less than two years after being unveiled as a concept, Aston Martin has confirmed the all-electric RapidE will enter production in 2019.

Set for a limited production run of 155 cars, RapidE is the automaker's first all-electric model. It spearheads development of the brand’s low- and zero-emission vehicle strategy laid out by President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, in the company’s Second Century Plan.

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RapidE sees a continuation of the collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering who worked on the original RapidE Concept. 

Based upon the forthcoming Rapide AMR concept, the four-door sports car will swap the six-litre V12 engine from the Rapide S for an all-electric powertrain. The aumaker says more information will be revealed about the RapidE’s all-electric powertrain in due course.

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The firm says 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.

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