Aston Martin have resurrected Lagonda as a sub-brand dedicated to electric vehicles (EVs) and they plan to build all-electric vehicles at their facility in St. Athan, South Wales. They are calling the facility 'Home of Electrification'.
Electrification is a prominent feature in Aston Martin's business plan moving forward, according to Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin President and Group Chief Executive Officer.
Aston Martin's first all-electric car, the Rapide E, was released early 2019 and is now available to order. The all-electric super saloon produces an extraordinary 602bhp and will be able to achieve around 200 miles on a single charge, based on the recently introduced Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle test Procedure (WLTP).
The first model Aston Martin will produce via their Lagonda brand will be the Lagonda All-Terrain which was unveiled at Geneva Motor Show 2019. The All-Terrain will be the luxury brand's first production model driven by zero emission powertrain technologies.
In addition to the all-electric cars, Aston Martin have a hybrid vehicle range. Aston Martin's first hypercar, the Valkyrie, has hybrid technology. The electric motor is used as a power boost for the V12 engine.
Revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor show, the AM-RB 003 'Son of Valkyrie' hypercar will be powered by a turbocharged V6 engine with hybrid assistance.
Also revealed was the Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept. The Vanquish will be a performance hybrid with an in-house turbocharged V6 engine but it isn't due to hit the roads until 2022.