Britishvolt, Aston Martin to develop high performance battery technology
Battery tech firm Britishvolt has announced its collaboration with luxury carmaker Aston Martin to develop bespoke high-performance battery cell technology. The MoU supports the latter's plan to launch its first battery-electric car in 2025, with the carmaker targeting new standards of repeatable on-track performance, charging characteristics, engineering mastery, design, and personalization to all-electric driving.
The partnership aims to create next-generation development of cell and battery technology designed specifically for high-performance cars. A joint R&D team from both companies will design, develop, and industrialize battery packs, including bespoke modules and a battery management system.
"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. Britishvolt is excited to be collaborating with Aston Martin, helping accelerate that switch to electrification – I believe we make formidable partners", said Orral Nadjari, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Britishvolt.
He further commented, "This collaboration once again highlights the value of working hand-in-glove with customers to co-develop and manufacture tailored, sustainable, localized battery cells, allowing vehicle makers to deliver superior products. Technologies that reset the benchmarks. We are excited about the prospect of an all-electric Aston Martin powered by Britishvolt's low carbon, sustainable battery cells. Collaboration like this is the only way forward for a successful energy transition."
The British companies have also vowed to work together to maximize the capability of special cylindrical high-performance cells being developed by Britishvolt for use in high-performance Aston Martin electric cars.
Aston Martin is developing alternatives to the IC engines. Its first plug-in hybrid supercar 'Valhalla' is expected to commence deliveries in early 2024. By 2026, all-new Aston Martin product lines will have an electrified powertrain option, with a target for its core portfolio to be fully electrified by 2030, the company has announced.
Tobias Moers, Chief Executive Officer of 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".