Aston Martin to retrofit their classics with electric drive
Aston Martin Works that takes care of the carmaker’s finest classics, will be equipping these existing models with an electric drive and battery. This has been made possible by means of the “cassette” electric drive system developed with the know-how and components from their upcoming Rapide e-range.
German incentives, EV charging infrastructure, retrofitting.
Reading tip I: Germany has a dilemma. It will never manage to get the promised one million EVs on the road by 2020 and Bloomberg takes a look at why that is. Conclusion: Even if the country decides to implement incentives, prices remain too high, chargers too few, and the German auto industry too petrol-driven.
Video tip II: The Wall Street Journal takes its readers (or viewers) on a tour of the Geneva Motor Show, looking at different EV options for home and on the road. Style is definitely a selling point.
Reading tip II: Many dream of combining their passion of vintage and electric cars. Jim Steil from Calgary, Canada, can help. He says he will convert anything with a motor and uses to Tesla batteries to do so.
Events for the upcoming week: Geneva Motor Show (until March 13; Geneva, Switzerland) ++ Bosch ConnectedWorld (March 9-10; Berlin, Germany) ++ FIA Formula E, Round 5 (March 12; Mexico City)
You can find a complete list of upcoming industry events at electrive.com/calendar