Aston Martin and LeEco partner to co-develop electric vehicle


In a new project, global technology company LeEco and Aston Martin will develop a production version of the Aston Martin RapidE electric vehicle concept. The two companies will work together in developing and manufacturing RapidE, with potential for adding a range of next-generation connected electric vehicles on behalf of Aston Martin, LeEco and Faraday Future. 

LeEco and Aston Martin revealed in January 2016 the first results of their partnership – an Aston Martin Rapide S incorporating the latest Letv Internet of the Vehicle (IOV) system.

The second area of the partnership, the development of low-emission vehicle technologies, has been accelerated as LeEco and Aston Martin have developed their respective plans for launching a range of new electric vehicles during the second half of the decade.

The first model developed by this partnership will be the Aston Martin RapidE. Since the creation of this concept vehicle, Aston Martin and Letv have been advancing the work on production feasibility including the identification of technology solutions for battery systems and powertrain. Both companies are now focused on bringing the RapidE to market in 2018 utilizing the best technologies from the companies’ portfolios.

February 25, 2016


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