Aston Martin partners with Britishvolt to develop EV batteries

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by David Em

Aston Martin and Britishvolt will co-develop electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Aston Martin hopes to launch its pure EV in 2026.

Britishvolt and Aston Martin electric vehicle battery cells.
Aston Martin will develop its electric vehicle battery cells with Britishvolt. Photo courtesy of Britishvolt.

Britishvolt is a battery startup in the UK. It’s building a gigafactory in Cambois, Northumberland in northeast England.

The startup will be Aston Martin’s partner for EV battery development.

Britishvolt is less than two years old, and it’s made a lot of progress. Aside from Aston Martin, the company will also work with Lotus to develop EV batteries.

Britishvolt is in an excellent position to become a battery technology leader in the automotive industry.

Aston Martin isn’t in a rush to switch to battery electric vehicles, as its first pure EV will arrive in 2026.

Aston Martin’s first pure EV will replace the DB11, its oldest model.

But, the 2024 mid-engine Valhalla is a hybrid, and a plug-in-hybrid DBX will follow.

By 2030, Aston Martin hopes for full electrification of its core portfolio.

Tobias Moers, CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda, said, “This powerful collaboration combines Aston Martin’s 109 years of engineering mastery with the expertise of a fast-growing UK technology business.”

Moers also said, “Working together with Britishvolt, I believe we can create new technologies to power benchmark-setting Aston Martin electric cars that will match our reputation for high performance and ultra-luxury with the highest standards of sustainability.”

Featured image courtesy of Britishvolt.

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