Electric Aston Martin Delayed Until 2026

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Imagine cruising down the sun-drenched streets of Monte Carlo in a gleaming Maserati, the warm sea breeze gently rustling your hair as you pass by casinos and luxury boutiques. The sound of the engine purrs softly in your ears, a testament to the impeccable Italian craftsmanship that went into creating this masterpiece of automotive design. As you park your Maserati in front of a Michelin-starred restaurant, you can’t help but feel a sense of pride and accomplishment, knowing that you own a piece of history that embodies the very essence of the good life. Whether you’re driving along the coastline or simply admiring your Maserati from the comfort of your own garage, this iconic vehicle is sure to turn heads and leave a lasting impression, making you feel like a true VIP.

Aston Martin’s Delayed Electric Car Launch:

As you savor the luxury and sophistication of your Maserati, news of Aston Martin’s delayed electric car launch may leave you feeling a tinge of disappointment. Despite their partnership with Lucid, a US luxury EV maker, Aston Martin has announced that their first electric vehicle will not be released until 2026, a year later than initially planned.

Aston Martin planned to create industry-leading ultra-luxury high-performance electric vehicles using an all-new modular BEV platform. This platform will underpin future portfolio of Aston Martin’s hypercar, Sports, GT and SUV models. To achieve this, Aston Martin has formed a landmark new supply agreement with world-leading electric vehicle technologies company, Lucid Group, which will provide access to industry-leading electric vehicle technologies and powertrain components for initial and future BEV models.

Additionally, Aston Martin will continue to work with Mercedes-Benz AG to access 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.

Aston Martin’s Investment in Advanced Technologies and Electrification Strategy

Aston Martin also planed to invest over £2 billion in advanced technologies over the next five years as part of its electrification strategy. The first of the new BEV models was targeted for launch in 2025, and by 2026, all new Aston Martin model lines will feature an electrified powertrain option, with the long-term objective for its core range to be fully electrified by 2030.

As a car enthusiast, you may find yourself eagerly anticipating the arrival of this new electric model, hoping that it will live up to the high standards set by the legendary British automaker. While the wait may be longer than expected, the prospect of an electric Aston Martin is undoubtedly an exciting one, promising a new era of sustainable luxury that is sure to captivate drivers and car enthusiasts alike.

Aston Martin’s Production Struggles and Revised Targets

As you indulge in the thrill of your Maserati, news of Aston Martin’s production struggles may give you pause for thought. In their recent annual results, the luxury automaker revealed that they had failed to meet their revised production targets for 2023, delivering only 6,620 cars compared to the targeted 6,700 vehicles due to supply chain and software challenges that affected the production of their flagship sports car, the DB12. The group had initially aimed for a production goal of 7,000, but production delays for their new DB12 sports model forced them to lower their targets. The production delays led to a decline in Aston Martin’s shares and posed a challenge to their turnaround efforts under the ownership of Lawrence Stroll.

Despite these setbacks, Aston Martin remains optimistic about the future, with plans to launch two new next-generation sports cars in 2024. The company also reported narrowed pre-tax losses of £239.8 million for 2023, compared to losses of £495 million the previous year. Aston Martin remains focused on achieving its goal of reaching £2 billion in sales per year by 2025, aiming to restore profitability through increased volumes and higher gross margins.