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Aston Martin partners with Britishvolt to develop high-performance EV batteries

Aston Martin partners with Britishvolt to develop high-performance EV batteries

Aston Martin has announced it is pressing ahead with its electrification journey after reaching an agreement to develop high-performance electric car batteries with cell technology company Britishvolt.

Aston Martin and Britishvolt have formalized the partnership in a Memorandum of Understanding, a press release issued by the luxury car manufacturers. This collaboration will support Aston Martin’s plans to launch its first EV in 2025. Britishvolt, the UK’s number one investor in lithium-ion battery cell technologies, will help develop the Aston Martin EV battery cell, supporting the company’s tradition of on-track performance, while creating the vehicle. Effective with range capabilities and fast charging.

“This strong collaboration combines 109 years of Aston Martin engineering mastery with the expertise of a rapidly growing British technology company,” said Tobias Morse, CEO of Aston Martin. “Working alongside Britishvolt, I believe we can create new technologies to power standard-setting electric Aston Martins that will match our reputation for high performance and superior luxury with the highest standards of sustainability.”

Aston Martin said the companies will jointly research, develop and manufacture battery packs, including custom units and a battery management system. The automaker says it is currently developing alternatives to the internal combustion engine, with the battery’s partnership with Britishvolt being the next step in the process. Valhalla will launch a mid-engine hybrid supercar in 2024. By 2026, every Aston Martin production line will have an electric option, with its core portfolio fully electrified by 2030. Aston Martin plans to capitalize on its car Close relationship with Mercedes-Benz To help develop its own electric powertrains.

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Complete the close strategic relationship with Our Contribution Mercedes-Benz AGThis partnership provides Aston Martin additional access to technology and skills to expand our electrification options.” “We are proud to partner with a UK-based low-carbon battery manufacturer as part of our ambition to be a leading luxury sustainable company, while adhering to affiliated Net-Zero standards. for the Science Based Targets initiative.”

Along with a new strategic partnership with Britishvolt, Aston Martin has hired 176 new engineers in 2021 to help with the full transition to electric motors. Hiring specialists in electric vehicle development, software and electrification systems to drive Aston Martin’s electric vehicle transition will only see the company maintain the legendary status of its brand. In this luxury, high-performance segment, Aston Martin will battle Lamborghini And the Ferrariwhose electric vehicle forecasts are also expected to combine ultra-luxury cars with powertrains from sustainable sources.

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Aston Martin partners with Britishvolt to develop high-performance EV batteries