Aston Martin and Mercedes reached an agreement last month that will allow Aston to gain access to more technologies from Mercedes in exchange for a 20% percent stake.
Tobias Moera, CEO of Aston Martin and Former Head of Mercedes-AMG, has mentioned the possibility of the British automaker utilizing some of the borrowed tech from Mercedes-Benz.
Based on various media reports, it can be stated that Aston is targeting annual sales of 10,000 units by 2024, and almost one-fifth of this number is expected to be electrified cars. To keep up with the stats, it is worth mentioning that the company sold a total of 5,800 units in 2019.
We all know that Aston doesn’t sell EVs, but Moers has made his plan clear as he aims to add hybrid and battery-electric cars to their lineup, with some help from Mercedes. The EVs include a plug-in hybrid version of the DBX SUV in 2023 and an EV in 2025 or 2026 as well.
It is important to keep in mind that these EVs will likely feature the new EVA platform that Mercedes-Benz has developed for high-end EVs. The feature itself is expected to make its debut in the Mercedes Benz EQS sedans.
Based on recent media reports, it can be concluded that Aston Martin is also planning to drop the V-6 powertrain for the Valhalla hypercar, and plan to use the Mercedes powertrains instead. It’s possible that such a development can take an extended period of time which may lead to the Valhalla missing its promised launch period in 2022.
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