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Review: Aston Martin RapidE

The RapidE will be the first Aston Martin to be completely electric, and will be manufactured in conjunction with Williams Advanced Engineering which also worked on the concept. The manufacturer will only build 155 cars all total. The 2019 Rapide E will have two electric motors good for a total of 610 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque. Its WLTP range target is said to be over 200 miles, and an hour of charging is good for 185 miles, using a regular 400-volt 50kW charger. Aston says the car’s 800V battery system can also be charged with a 100kW+ charger at a rate of over 5 miles per minute. It reaches 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, and the 50-70 mph overtaking time is just 1.5 seconds. Aston says these figures can also be reached with a battery that is less than fully charged.

Key Specifications

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: RapidE
  • First available: September 2019
  • Electric/Hybrid: Electric
  • Seats: 5
  • Acceleration to 100km/h (60mph): 3.9s
  • Range: 200 miles 450 km
  • Price: $255,000

Range & Battery

  • Battery options

    • Battery model: Lithium
    • Battery capacity: TBC
    • Battery Power: 65 kWh 800V
    • Battery Range: 200 miles
    • Electric drive unit: 610 horsepower

     

  • Charge time

    • Type of charger: TBC
    • Fast charge time: 1 hour charging = 185 miles
    • Full charge time: TBC

Innovation & Self-driving

Currently there are no confirmed details for the interior of the RapidE. We await details and press releases over the coming months.

Please also read our published Electric Car reviews of other makes and models.

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