Watch out Tesla! Aston Martin has unveiled their new RapidE concept, based on the Rapide S. Developed in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering, the British luxury automaker showcased the EV at London’s Lancaster House in time for a meeting between British royals and President of The People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping. The automaker didn’t provide any performance figures on the RapidE concept, but it did release an under-hood photograph, shown below.
“The exciting RapidE concept tangibly demonstrates the capability and ambition of Aston Martin towards developing low- and zero-emission sports cars.” – said in a press release Aston Martin CEO, Dr Andy Palmer.
It’s only a prototype for now, but Aston Martin and Chinese investment group, ChinaEquity announced an agreement to explore the development of a production version of the RapidE concept. Expected to go in production in about 2 years.