Aston Martin’s First EV to Use Britishvolt Batteries

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Aston Martin has signed an agreement with Britishvolt, a British company at the forefront of battery technology, to develop bespoke high-performance battery packs. These battery packs will power the British car manufacturer’s first electric vehicle set to go on sale in 2025.

The first fully-electric Aston Martin is expected to replace the company’s flagship sports cars, including the DB11 and the Vantage.

We know that all-new Aston Martin product lines will have an electrified powertrain option by 2026. The manufacturer has set a target for its core portfolio to be fully electrified by 2030, and the collaboration with Britishvolt complements its strategic technology agreement with Mercedes-Benz AG.

Britishvolt recently signed a deal with Lotus as it aims to become the largest battery manufacturer in the U.K.

Orral Nadjari, CEO and founder, Britishvolt, said: “For a prestigious marque such as Aston Martin, staying true to its world-renowned brand of ultra-luxury, high-performance vehicles, whilst transitioning to electrification, means insisting on customized, sustainable battery cell technology that pushes the boundaries of performance.”

A studio image of the rear section of the upcoming Aston Martin Valhalla

The batteries will play a significant role in delivering the performance that Aston Martin is synonymous with. Buyers will also expect a decent range from their vehicles, and Aston and Britishvolt engineers are working towards meeting these targets by using a battery that’s high in nickel content. This battery chemistry, known as High Ni NMC, is a high-power lithium-ion unit that uses a combination of nickel, manganese, and cobalt.

Tobias Moers, CEO, 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. 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.”

According to Automotive News, Britishvolt spokesman Ben Kilbey said engineers would work together at Britishvolt’s facilities in the Midlands and Aston’s product development center in Gaydon, Warwickshire. 

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