Aston Martin and BritishVolt to develop “high performance” EV batteries

Aston Martin and Britishvolt have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the two companies develop “high performance battery cell technology.”

In a statement on Monday announcing the deal, BritishVolt said that a joint R&D team will “design, develop, and industrialise battery packs, including bespoke modules and a battery management system.”

The batteries will go in the luxury automaker’s first electric vehicle, slated to launch in 2025. According to Aston Martin, they will be developed to balance repeatable on-track performance, charging time, and range.

“The two organisations will work together to maximise the capability of special cylindrical high performance cells being developed by Britishvolt for use in high performance Aston Martin electric vehicles.”

Aston Martin currently does not offer any battery electric vehicles, but aims to offer “electrified” powertrain option for all their vehicles by 2026.

Their first hybrid, a mid-engine supercar named Valhalla, is set to begin deliveries in early 2024.

The automaker is targeting to electrify their entire lineup of vehicles by the end of the decade.

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