Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Aston Martin can cram an EV powertrain into a classic Aston cars

To demonstrate the concept the company introduced Heritage EV a battery car based on the second-generation Aston Martin DB6 Volante Aston's EV conversion preserves heritage (and the planet)
Priscilla Morrison | 08 December, 2018, 02:17

With knowledge gleaned from developing the all-electric Rapide E sedan and the upcoming range of emission-free Lagondas, Aston Martin's "cassette" EV powertrain will have components from the Rapide E program. It looks completely normal from the outside, with the only physical change to the vehicle a subtle power management screen inside.

They've actually gone and done it already too, with an old 1970 DB6 MkII Volante the first to benefit from having the vrooming bits removed and replaced by the "cassette" EV powertrain. Talk about going full circle. But forward-thinking? Sure. Aston Martin doesn't need us to point out that the value of its heritage models is at an all-time high. But if, say, tomorrow we completely run out of crude oil and there is no gasoline left for anyone ever again, these classic Aston Martins will still be able to run.

What the brand calls "umbilical cords" are then fed from the main power unit to drive the car's electrical systems.

The EV cassette is enclosed in a self-contained cell and mounted on the original engine and gearbox mountings.

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"We have been looking for some time to find a way of protecting our customers' long-term enjoyment of their cars", said Aston Martin Works president Paul Spires.

"Our Second Century Plan not only encompasses our new and future models, but also protects our treasured heritage".

Conceived as an integral part of the company's wider EV strategy, the Heritage electrification concept has been led by Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell. Speaking of the latter, owners can have the original powertrain reinstalled with relative ease as the conversion doesn't require major modifications.

Aston Martin has revealed a new package allowing owners to make their classics electric. Given the success of the proof-of-concept build, the automaker said it should begin offering retrofits for customer cars in 2019.

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