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News Electric Aston Martin Rapide E Debuts With 200 Miles of Range

Electric Aston Martin Rapide E Debuts With 200 Miles of Range

An electric Aston Martin has been rumored for a long time. It’s now reality with the debut of the Rapide E.

The Aston Martin Rapide E is headed for production, but it won’t be easy to get one for your garage. Only 155 units of Aston Martin’s new fully electric Rapide E sedan will be available.

Granted, those 155 units will be something special. Based on the Aston Martin Rapide sedan, the Rapide E takes the fast but inefficient V12 engine of the production model and replaces it with a fully electric motor powered by an 800-volt lithium-ion battery pack. The net result is 601 horsepower and 701 pound-feet of torque which means getting to 100 km/h in under 4.0 seconds.

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No matter which way you look at it, the Aston Martin Rapide E EV is faster than the V12-powered model by quite a margin. The latter makes 565 horsepower and needs 5.0 seconds to reach 100 km/h.

Aston Martin Rapide E EV
Aston Martin Rapide E EV

Aston Martin Rapide E EV
Aston Martin Rapide E EV

Aston Martin Rapide E EV
Aston Martin Rapide E EV

Aston Martin Rapide E EV
Aston Martin Rapide E EV

Range is rated at 200 miles or 360 kilometers using WLTP standards which means that real-world range is likely closer to 300 kilometers. Still, you can recharge your Aston Martin Rapide E in just three hours which means you won’t have to wait too long to get back out on the road.

We would also venture a guess and say that if you managed to buy an Aston Martin Rapide E, you likely have other options in your garage should your electric Aston not be ready to roll.

Pricing will only be known to those buyers who apply to purchase a Rapide E, but we’re thinking it comes with a significant premium over the Aston Martin Rapide’s $247,000 Canadian sticker price ($207,775 in the US).

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