The next-gen Aston Vantage and DB11 will be powered by batteries

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I'm afraid we're going to continue reading news of this tone for many months to come because just about every brand we know and love (well, most of them, anyway) is announcing they're going to replace this or that model with an equivalent electric car. Aston Martin is the latest auto maker to join the bandwagon as CEO Tobias Moers confirmed that both the next-gen DB1 and Vantage will be electric. "The succession of our traditional sports segment has to be full electric, no doubt," he said.

Now, the concept of 'engine layout' is fluid when it comes to EVs because it depends on where the battery pack and electric motor(s) are located but both vehicles will remain front-engined. The DB11 is likely to be the first car to go fully electric in 2025/2026, the Vantage will follow in the next few years. In the meantime, Aston will soon introduced a plug-in hybrid version of the DBX and the long-awaited (understatement) Valkyrie will finally be here in September.

Former CEO Andy Palmer said they would create a spin-off, EV-only brand called Lagonda but Palmer was replaced by (formerly at AMG) Tobias Moers, following the corporate restructuring that Canadian businessman Lawrence Stroll set in motion when he acquired a stake in Aston Martin and invested in the brand, and now it seems the entire line-up will be electric at some point.

Moers is aware that "the customer journey" is what truly matters with a brand like Aston. "These are the things that are going to make the difference," he said. "It will be about the experience, the driving dynamics, how we are going to serve our customers".

Yes, just one word: sound. The DBX can be silent, the DB11 and Vantage can't. Just my 2 cents.

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  • I am sorry but Aston Martin sucks for doing this. This means no more cool Astons ever and I am willing to fight any geek that tells me that battery powered Aston Martins are just as cool or cooler than ICE ones.

      1 month ago
    • All their major markets are banning the sale of new ICE cars by 2030/40, what's the point of building cars they won't be able to sell? Cool or not, it's a simple matter of fact, the reality that is taking place. There is nothing to fight, there is...

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    • Yes and no. If companies actually grew a pair like they should have, then it would be a different story. If companies stand together against governments and actually tell them that no, not going to happen, not like that at least; then it would...

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        1 month ago
  • BOOOOO!

    HISSSSSS!!

      1 month ago
  • I don't think sound is THE most important thing in a supercar, bur it is important. However, I would count Aston Martin more as a GT company where sound matters less so a think that having an EV in there line up could work, say the Vantage, but ultimately I still want ICE Aston Martins to be made.

      1 month ago
    • I mean an EV Aston would be pretty cool and i am pretty sure they will make it beautiful (like they always do with their cars) but yeah considering some of the Astons sound extremely beautiful the ICE in them will definitely be missed.

        1 month ago
    • I agree. It would work well, but ICE Astons will be missed

        1 month ago
  • EVs are bit gay.

      1 month ago
  • This has to be the stupidest thing Aston ever made.

      1 month ago
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