Aston Martin, the car brand that needs no introduction, is developing its own EV battery technology to meet its demands for high-performance electric vehicles. Luxury and high-performance auto brands have been making the switch to EV in recent years. However, a select few car makers want to push the envelope further and take the concept of supercars mainstream.
EV batteries play a major role as the world switches to electric cars to cut off fossil fuel dependency. Batteries used for all-electric vehicles are inspired by lithium batteries used in consumer tech devices like smartphones and laptop computers. While the basic science is the same, EV batteries are highly modified to deliver power, durability, and faster charging.
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Aston Martin announced that it is developing its own batteries as the company prepares to release its new-generation models. The company claims that by 2026 there will be EV options for all new product lines, while its main lineup will be completely electric by 2030. To build these special batteries, the company partnered with energy and battery expert company Britishvolt. The batteries will provide faster charging, longer range, and all the necessary power needed to drive a true Aston Martin.
EV Batteries Built For Performance And Top Speeds
The move Aston Martin is making is a major step in its journey to electrification. The company says it needs to make sure the new batteries meet the standards of repeatable on-track performance. The company also chose Britishvolt for its innovative sustainability policy when building batteries.
Aston Martin wants to take its mechanical and engineering mastery, iconic design, and style into the new era with its electric line. The batteries that will be fitting into Aston Martin models will not be rectangular like other EV batteries, but cylindrical in shape. Britishvolt says this form-factor delivers higher performance.
The Aston Martin Valhalla supercar will be available in 2024 as a plug-in hybrid. The model will be followed by a sports car and later an SUV. Mercedes-Benz, which owns a stake in Aston Martin, already has EV cars on the streets. Aston Martin will benefit from the experience. The 2021 Aston Martin DB11 AMR has a top speed of 208 miles per hour and 663 horsepower. It goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds. That power has always been the way Aston Martin builds its cars, and now it is accelerating into the EV future.