H Aston Martin υπέγραψε ένα μνημόνιο συνεργασίας με την Leeco που ανοίγει τον δρόμο ώστε η RapidE concept να περάσει στη παραγωγή. Το αυτοκίνητο θα κυκλοφορήσει στους δρόμους από το 2018 και θα συνδυάζει την πολυτέλεια με την φιλικότητα προς το περιβάλλον. Οι δύο εταιρίες αρνήθηκαν να αποκαλύψουν τις προδιαγραφές της ηλεκτρικής Rapide, αλλά τόνισαν πως εργάζονται από κοινού για την κατασκευή ενός συστήματος μετάδοσης κίνησης αλλά και μιας μπαταρίας.

Η RapidE concept φορούσε έναν ηλεκτροκινητήρα δημιουργίας Williams Advanced Engineering, με τον ηλεκτροκινητήρα παραγωγής να είναι διαθέσιμος σε διάφορες ιπποδύναμης απόδοσης από 550 έως 1.000 ίππων. Οι μπαταρίες που τροφοδοτούν με ενέργεια τον ηλεκτροκινητήρα θα δίνουν αυτονομία περίπου 320 χλμ και σε ότι αφορά το κόστος του αυτοκινήτου, αυτό αναμένεται να ανέρχεται κάπου μεταξύ των €180.000 και €225.000, με την εταιρία να έχει ως στόχο να πουλά κοντά στις 400 ηλεκτρικές κάθε χρόνο.

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Published: Feb 17, 2016

17 February 2016, Frankfurt, Germany: Leading global technology company LeEco and luxury sports car brand Aston Martin today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) towards the creation of a partnership that will develop a production version of the Aston Martin RapidE electric vehicle concept. It is anticipated that the partnership will see the two companies working together in developing and manufacturing RapidE, with potential for adding a range of next-generation connected electric vehicles on behalf of Aston Martin, LeEco and Faraday Future.

This new signing extends the existing collaboration between the two companies. In January 2016, LeEco and Aston Martin revealed the first results of their partnership – an Aston Martin Rapide S incorporating the latest Letv Internet of the Vehicle (IOV) system. The second area of the partnership – the development of low-emission vehicle technologies – has been accelerated as they have developed their respective plans for launching a range of new electric vehicles during the second half of the decade.

The first model developed by this partnership will be the Aston Martin RapidE. The Aston Martin RapidE concept was created to explore how the company can take an existing production vehicle and create an all-electric sports sedan. Since the creation of this concept vehicle, Aston Martin and Letv have been advancing the work on production feasibility including the identification of technology solutions for battery systems and powertrain. Both companies are now focused on bringing the RapidE to market in 2018 utilising the best technologies from the companies’ portfolios.

Commenting on the signing of the MOU, Mr. Ding Lei, co-founder and global vice chairman of SEE Plan, said, “Signing of this MOU ushers a new phase of the collaborations between Aston Martin and LeEco. LeEco’s SEE Plan is dedicated to build electric, smart, connected and socialized cars. We have been targeting the highest standard in the auto industry in terms of design, R&D and manufacturing of our electric cars. We hope that, by strengthening collaborations with Aston Martin, our future models will provide premium qualities and delicate arts and crafts as good as those of Aston Martin.

Aston Martin CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, said: “Aston Martin are dedicated to developing a range of cars with low emission technologies. We have been encouraged by the project speed and technical depth shown by Letv in the development of the RapidE concept towards full production. Bringing the RapidE to market by 2018 is an important milestone for both companies. ”