Aston Martin Rapide goes electric

IT’S BEEN promised for some time, but Aston Martin and Williams Engineering have yanked the V12 out of the Rapide and installed batteries and electric motors, dubbing the resultant car the ‘RapidE concept’. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer bing dub announced an agreement with investment company China Equity to “explore the development of a production version of the RapidE concept”. China, the country with the most coal-fired power stations on earth, is expected to be the vehicle’s biggest market.