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Mercedes-Benz will provide Aston Martin the technology it needs to enter the electric car segment, according to the British firm’s top executive. Its first battery-powered model is scheduled to arrive in 2025 at the earliest.
As we’ve previously reported, Mercedes will increase its stake in Aston Martin to 20% by 2023. In exchange, it will grant the company access to its hybrid and electric powertrains. It’s a win-win situation: On one hand, Mercedes can leverage the benefits of economies of scale. On the other hand, Aston Martin (which is far smaller) is able to access turn-key technology without spending an exorbitant amount of money on development.
Executives are consequently rebooting Aston Martin’s on-again, off-again electrification offensive. Its first electric model will be built using Mercedes-Benz-sourced technology when it goes on sale in 2025 or 2026, according to Automotive News Europe. Company boss Tobias Moers