Aston Martin is set to reveal multiple models, including details on its first electric vehicle (EV) and electrification plans, at its upcoming Capital Markets Day on June 27.
Speaking with British publication Autocar, Aston Martin chairman Lawrence Stroll said the company’s first electric vehicle (EV) is “on schedule” to arrive in 2026.
“I don’t have many customers asking me for a BEV,” admitted Mr Stroll.
Aston Martin chief creative officer Marek Reichman told Autocar the EV will be a “new product” on a “new platform”. It won’t be “putting batteries in an old platform”.
Aston Martin chief technical officer Robert Fedeli told Autocar this new platform won’t come from any tie-up with Geely, which recently raised its stake in Aston Martin to 17 per cent.
“You will see we have a different target, we have in mind something completely different to the technology out there already,” said Mr Fedeli.
“Our thought is that electric is not a powertrain but a new vehicle dynamic. For this reason, we have in mind our own road map.”
Mr Stroll told Autocar he believes plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology will “last well into the 2030s”.
Aston Martin’s first PHEV will be the Valhalla, which was first revealed in production form last year and is due to go on sale by the end of 2024.
Mr Stroll said the British carmaker will also reveal “the balance of ICE cars coming over the next 18 months” at its Capital Markets Day.
Aston Martin has also previously hinted there will be a model that would be “above GT”.
It’s expected the DB12 Volante will be the next vehicle to launch, which will reportedly be followed shortly after by the new Vantage.
A number of Vantage prototypes have been spied over the last month with evolutionary looks and the promise of better interior technology.
This new Aston Martin vehicle line-up will reportedly lay the foundation for Mr Stroll’s ambition to build 10,000 cars annually. Each vehicle will be made to order with a 18-24 month waiting list.
“My vision and dream is for Aston Martin to be ultra-luxury wedded with high performance and take marketing and technology from Formula 1,” said Mr Stroll.