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June 26, 2023

Lucid Motors To Supply Aston Martin With EV Motors, Batteries

Aston Martin has announced a new supply agreement with US-based Lucid Motors to help them build high-performance electric cars.

The agreement will have Lucid’s current and future powertrain and battery technology at the center of Aston Martin’s all-new in-house Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) platform.

This is part of Aston Martin’s plan to phase its internal combustion engine offerings to BEVs over the next five years.

Lawrence Stroll, Executive Chairman of Aston Martin, said: “The supply agreement with Lucid is a game changer for the future EV-led growth of Aston Martin. Based on our strategy and requirements, we selected Lucid, gaining access to the industry’s highest performance and most innovative technologies for our future BEV products.

“We will not only leverage the significant investments Lucid has made to develop its world-class technologies, but will also further enhance and differentiate the drive experience through the work Roberto Fedeli and his teams are already developing, aligned with our ultra-luxury, high-performance strategy.

“Along with Mercedes-Benz, we now have two world-class suppliers to support the internal development and investments we are making to deliver our electrification strategy. With the recently announced long-term partnership with Geely, we will also gain the opportunity to access their range of technologies and components, as well as their deep expertise of the key strategic market of China.

The all-new BEV platform will form the basis of Aston Martin’s future electrified model range from hypercars to sports cars to GTs, and even SUVs. The first model is targeted for launch in 2025. Before then, they will deliver its first plug-in hybrid—the mid-engined supercar, Valhalla in 2024 (lead photo). By 2026, all of Aston Martin’s model lines will feature an electrified powertrain option with the objective to be fully electrified by 2030.

Complementing development of its BEV model lines, Aston Martin is working closely with other partners. For example, Brembo is developing new brake-by-wire technology that will control the compression and retraction of brake pads electronically, thereby increasing vehicle range, improving brake response, and reducing pad wear and particulate emissions. Pirelli is also poised to showcase the very latest generation of P Zero R tire featuring Pirelli Cyber Tire: a system of sensors that gather a wide range of data and can provide a reliable gauge of the load going through each individual tire to calculate a more accurate real-world range.

Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz will continue to provide Aston Martin access to a range of world-class technologies, including powertrain and electric/electronic architectures for current and future generation Aston Martin vehicles, including internal combustion engine, hybrid, and electric vehicles.

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