Aston Martin has partnered with EV battery manufacturer Britishvolt to develop bespoke battery cell technology for upcoming vehicles.
The deal is thought to involve a high-capacity lithium-ion battery that weighs less than conventional cells to improve efficiency and range.
The new battery will be used in Aston Martin’s first electric vehicles, scheduled for launch in 2025. It will also be used in future Aston Martin models, with Aston Martin expected to launch an electric Vantage by 2028.
“This powerful collaboration combines Aston Martin’s 109 years of engineering mastery with the expertise of a fast-growing UK technology business. Working together with Britishvolt, I believe we can create new technologies to power benchmark-setting Aston Martin electric cars that will match our reputation for high performance and ultra-luxury with the highest standards of sustainability.Tobias Moers, Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin Lagonda.
In January, Britishvolt secured £100m in funding for their first UK gigafactory, which will make enough lithium-ion batteries for 300,000 vehicles per year, around 25% of current national demand and 15% of estimated demand in 2025.
Aston Martin’s batteries will be bespoke, with high-capacity cells capable of retaining range at high speeds, similar to Lucid’s battery cell technology.
“This collaboration once again highlights the value of working hand-in-glove with customers to co-develop and manufacture tailored, sustainable, localised battery cells, allowing vehicle makers to deliver superior products. We are excited about the prospect of an all-electric Aston Martin powered by Britishvolt’s low carbon, sustainable battery cells. Collaboration like this is the only way forward for a successful energy transition.”Orral Nadjari, CEO and founder of BritishVolt.
Britishvolt is also thought to be working with other manufacturers to develop next-generation lithium-ion battery cells for electric vehicles.
Source: Aston Martin.