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Aston Martin finally reveals its first electric car

April 16, 2019

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Aston Martin has finally revealed its first all-electric car, nearly four years after it was originally announced.

Based on the existing combustion-engine Aston Martin Rapide sedan, the “Rapide E” officially debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show on Tuesday

Only 155 models will be made. Its price has yet to be revealed.

Powered by an 800-volt, 65kWh battery, Aston Martin estimates the Rapide E will be able to travel “over 200 miles” on a single charge, reported The Verge.

Twin motors mounted on the rear axle will generate 450kW (or over 600 horsepower) and can get the car up to a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

The car will be equipped with a 10-inch digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel, and an 8-inch display mounted atop the center of the dashboard will handle infotainment duties.

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