Aston Martin Makes Vintage Cars Futuristic With Its New Reversible Electric Powertrain

Indira Datta - Dec 07, 2018

Aston Martin Makes Vintage Cars Futuristic With Its New Reversible Electric Powertrain

Under environmental and social pressure, vintage cars are at risk of being put into museums, but Aston Martin has come up with a solution.

Around the world, automobile control tasks are on the rise due to pollution, with automakers replacing vehicles emitting pollutants into the environment with electric cars.

Aston Martin is known for nostalgic and classic cars, but they cannot ignore the current pressure from the society about environmental problems that will put restrictions on using classic automobiles, as stated by Andy Palmer, president of Aston Martin Lagonda. In such circumstances, while vintage car owners are considering putting their vehicles in the museum, the company kicks in.

Aston Martin will be the next company involved in the transformation to electric vehicles.

All the features and gadgets will remain

IC engines cause environmental pollution so they will be removed and replaced with batteries and other necessary engines, which both contribute to protecting the environment while retaining the classic and nostalgic feeling for their owners.

Although the look of the classic will be retained, the feeling of the driver when driving will be significantly different. New battery-powered vehicles will be much quieter than older ones. This silence will feel very strange to those who are used to the old engine. Maybe the speed and acceleration will be a little faster, but all the rest such as internal devices, gadgets, and the classic style will not change.

The British automaker said it has developed a power adapter for its own cars. It's a “cassette” EV powertrain that will be developed in the near future through Rapide E. Since first used in the DB6 MkII Volante in 1970, this is the first time it has reused a cassette drive system.

Aston Martin spokesman said:


The company also said that the umbilical cords power the electrical system of the car. Drivers can manage power through a customized screen whose look matches the car's interior.

The speed of electric cars will be slightly faster than old cars

The only thing you have to do is fully charging the battery before driving off instead of just turning the key. It is a bit of a hassle, but this is the best way to maintain the existence of old cars operating in the next few years.

Aston Martin has also prepared for cases in the future where legalities change, the electric drive system can be reversed entirely. Accordingly, these vehicles still have exhaust pipes, fuel tanks, and rev-counter.

According to the company, it is expected that the car will be launched by the end of 2019, but there is still no information on prices.


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