Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Aston Martin offers 'reversible' electric conversion for classic cars

Now this would totally confuse that inevitable Nissan Leaf owner at the local fast charger SuppliedNow this would totally confuse that inevitable Nissan Leaf owner at the local fast charger
Rhonda Young | 08 December, 2018, 02:14

The first classic vehicle to receive Aston Martin's "cassette" EV powertrain is the 1970 DB6 MkII Volante. The powertrain requires a small screen for power management, which Aston says is "discreetly" located inside the vehicle.

The very first auto to received this treatment is a 1970 Aston Martin DB6 MKII Volante, which was built by hand almost 50 years ago at Aston's old Newport Pagnell factory. Talk about going full circle. Cords from the power unit then feed the car's electrical systems.

According to the sports vehicle maker, the DB6's new all-electric powertrain is housed within a self-contained cassette, which is placed on the original engine and gearbox mountings. But if it's a little better for the environment, silent is better than sitting in a museum.

Aston Martin's EV conversion is completely reversible and doesn't ruin a rare classic's value
SuppliedAston Martin's EV conversion is completely reversible and doesn't ruin a rare classic's value

Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group Chief Executive Officer, said of the Heritage EV concept: "We are very aware of the environmental and social pressures that threaten to restrict the use of classic cars in the years to come".

"Our Second Century Plan not only encompasses our new and future models, but also protects our treasured heritage".

II Volante. Components in this new system have reportedly been derived from Aston's efforts on its upcoming Rapide E electric sedan.

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Aston Martin aims to keep the interior as original as possible, only installing a small screen to control the EV powertrain.

Given the continuing popularity of classic cars and the growing restrictions on emissions, Aston Martin is convinced this makes sense.

This electrification concept has been led by Aston Martin Works.

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"We have been looking for some time to find a way of protecting our customers' long-term enjoyment of their cars", said Aston Martin Works president Paul Spires. The program is expected to start in 2019 under the Heritage EV banner.

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