Aston Martin Rapide: Another 800 Horsepower Electric Car. Think it’s a “Tesla Killer”?

August 23rd, 2015 Comments Off on Aston Martin Rapide: Another 800 Horsepower Electric Car. Think it’s a “Tesla Killer”?

The Aston MartinHip to be hybrid: BMW i8 supercar sells out. Read more ... » Rapide is an incredible vehicleVW launching at least six plug-in hybrids after 2014. Read more ... ». It’s arguably one of the most impressive sedans in the worldNew battery gen: Sakti3 demonstrates impressive energy density with solid-state battery cells. Read more ... », upThe e-up! This fall of 2013: Volkswagen Unveils Its First Production Electric Car. Read more ... » there with the Mercedes S65 AMG, the PorschePorsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive. Read more ... » Panamera Turbo S, and the finest Bentleys and Rolls Royces. Its two rear doors were added without compromising the integrity of its looks or shape; it’s literally an Aston for the whole familyBMW i3 Challenges Tesla for Hollywood's Luxury Electric Car Crown. Read more ... ». It has a creamy V12 producing over 550 horsepower, but its velvety demeanor takes precedent over all-out track performanceNew battery gen: Sakti3 demonstrates impressive energy density with solid-state battery cells. Read more ... ».

It’s every inch#Hybrid review: Lexus CT 200h range expands. Better Trim, Better Spec. 1 mile only #EV range. :S. Read more ... » an Aston. But it’s aging, and the British marque has big plans for revitalizing the Rapide nameplate — it wants to take a page from TeslaTesla news: 100th Supercharger is now open!. Read more ... »’s playbook, and make an electricNick Clegg: Making Britain number one for ultra low emission vehicles. Read more ... » modelBattery-breakthrough after another: Nissan poised to take range off the table. Read more ... » that’s capable of 800 horsepower and is focused more intently on the track and less about dropping the kids off at prep school.

Tesla model S

In its latest iteration, the Tesla Model SBadger Farm supermarket unveils new electric car charging points. Read more ... » — known as the P90D — produces 762 horsepower and is reportedlycapable of blitzing 60 in 2.8 seconds. While most Teslas will exchange hands for under $150,000, Aston Martin is obviously being as Aston as possible and will likely be chargingBattery-breakthrough after another: Nissan poised to take range off the table. Read more ... » $200,000 to $250,000 per unit when its electric Rapide arrives, theoretically in two years.

“If you wantVW launching at least six plug-in hybrids after 2014. Read more ... » to keep making [V12] engines, then you’ve got to do somethingShould you sit and wait for all electric "prestige premium" of #BMW i3? Or get on with it, and grab a #LEAF?. Read more ... » at the opposite end of the spectrum,” said Aston Martin CEOTesla Planning Grid Storage As Part Of Supercharger Expansion. Read more ... » Andy Palmer2017: Next Nissan LEAF (mk3) to get a more 'mainstream' look & bigger capacity battery 300km/180miles?. Read more ... » when speaking with Automotive NewsElectric car sales at record high in UK, figures show. Read more ... ». “What Tesla clearly shows you is we haven’t hit the ceiling in terms of priceBattery-breakthrough after another: Nissan poised to take range off the table. Read more ... ». But I think it’s hard, though not impossible, for them as a relatively newNew battery gen: Sakti3 demonstrates impressive energy density with solid-state battery cells. Read more ... » brand to keep pushing up and to go into that super premier areaWembley set to get green flag to host Formula E electric car race. Read more ... »,” he added.

Aston Martin Rapide S

Let’s be pretty clear here — you’re going to see a lotHello Electric Car: Event Introduces Area Drivers to Electric Vehicles. Read more ... » of headlines about the ‘Tesla-killing’ nature of an electric Rapide. While the carNick Clegg: Making Britain number one for ultra low emission vehicles. Read more ... » will undoubtably hold many similarities (performance, comforts, overall sedanSadly: No 200-mile electric car in Ford's immediate future. Read more ... » shape), the Aston will be no more a Tesla killer than any of the others. The BMWWe love #ev vs #EV Racing: Tesla Model S vs BMW i8. Read more ... » i8London: EVMeerkat does the BMW i8 Test Drive.. Read more ... », the Porsche PanameraPorsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive. Read more ... » hybridVW launching at least six plug-in hybrids after 2014. Read more ... », the BMW i3BMW prepping for next generation of electric cars. Read more ... », the Cadillac ELR, and even the Chevrolet VoltShould you sit and wait for all electric "prestige premium" of #BMW i3? Or get on with it, and grab a #LEAF?. Read more ... » have all been given the same title. Yet TeslaNorway: Why do they love electric cars in the Arctic Circle?. Read more ... » lives on. It’s going to take more than an ultra-luxury Aston that costsNot just You and I: Green vehicle demand revs up as UK electric car sales quadruple. Read more ... » twice as much to throw the California-based upstart off-balance.

Still, Palmer couldn’t resist a jab. “I think that the fact that you could drive a few laps of a decent race course or race it around the Nordschleife [famed track in Germany] is much more interesting than doing 500 meters in LudicrousUPDATED: Tesla Model S Gets New 90-kWh Battery, 'Ludicrous' Performance Mode. Read more ... » modeEco-Cars.net: Getting the best range in electric cars. Read more ... »,” he said.

Aston Martin isn’t going to sell enough volume to sway the marketNick Clegg: Making Britain number one for ultra low emission vehicles. Read more ... », but it shows that even the highest echelons of the automotive circles are embracing pure EVNick Clegg: Making Britain number one for ultra low emission vehicles. Read more ... » performance to shore up their greenWembley set to get green flag to host Formula E electric car race. Read more ... » cred whilst not sacrificing their ability to perform (remember the Cygnet? Aston would rather you didn’t).

Will this car compete with Tesla for consumerTesla Sights: Apple 'exploring move into electric cars'. Read more ... » dollars? Sure it will. But then, every other luxury sedan does as well — people gravitate toward Tesla because they’re looking for something in particular. The Audi#Audi A3 #E-tron #PHEV #hybrid to enter production this year, ahead of schedule. Due Mid-2014. Read more ... » A7, in all its fossil fuelBattery-breakthrough after another: Nissan poised to take range off the table. Read more ... »-burning greatness, also competes with Tesla for consumer dollars. And, in some degree, so does every other luxury car on the market — because we’re consumers, and as such, can make the choice as to where to spend our money.

Will the Aston be exceptional? Undoubtably. Will it outperform Tesla’s finest? Perhaps. Will it sink the companyNew battery gen: Sakti3 demonstrates impressive energy density with solid-state battery cells. Read more ... »? Absolutely not.

 

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