Aston Martin introduced the first production electric car

Aston Martin introduced the first electric car in its history. The global presentation of the novelty, called the Rapide E, was held at the Shanghai Auto Show.Aston Martin Rapide E got a 800-volt on-board network and a battery pack with a carbon-fiber and Kevlar shell. The battery consists of more than 5600 lithium-ion and 18650 cylindrical cells. Batteries are powered by two electric motors located on the rear axle. The total power of the units is 610 horsepower and 950 Nm of torque. Power reserve on one charge – 320 kilometers (in the new world cycle WLTP). You can recharge batteries up to 80% in just one hour using a standard charger.

The liftback can accelerate from 0 to 96 km / h in less than 4 seconds, while acceleration from 80 to 110 km / h takes one and a half seconds. The maximum speed of the car is 250 km per hour.

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