Feb 13, 2022 - 05:09 pm

Aston Martin interested in Britishvolt batteries

Aston Martin is apparently showing interest in the joint development of battery cells for electric sports cars with Britishvolt. Initial talks are said to be already underway.

The alleged talks between Britishvolt and Aston Martin concern Britishvolt capacities for customised batteries for Aston Martin electric luxury cars. According to the financial news website This is Money, a corresponding deal could be announced within weeks. The publication does not cite sources for the information and says that the talks are still at an early stage.

Earlier this month, Britishvolt and Lotus teamed up to develop batteries for Lotus electric cars. Just last month Britishvolt secured a £100 million grant from the UK government’s Automotive Transformation Fund for its planned battery cell factory in Blyth, Northumberland. The funding commitment in turn led to two further investments of 1.7 billion pounds. Later last month, Britishvolt signed a two-year, multi-million-pound contract with the UK Battery Industrialization Centre (UKBIC) to further develop and manufacture its sample cells with high nickel content for electric vehicles for mass production.

These cells could then also be of interest to Aston Martin as the company does not yet have electric vehicles on the market. The British manufacturer reportedly plans to sell only electric or hybrid cars from 2026 onwards, by which time it will have phased out pure combustion engines.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/02/13/aston-martin-interested-in-britishvolt-batteries/
13.02.2022 17:29