Aston Martin has cancelled its all-electric Rapide E
Aston Martin has cancelled its production of the all-electric Rapide E sports car, that was unveiled almost a year ago.
Despite taking pre-orders for the sports car during its debut at the Auto Shanghai 2019 show, sources close to the brand to the car experts at Autocar that Aston no longer plans to put the model into production.
Only 155 models were expected to be built, but obviously those have all been scrapped.
According to Autocar, the Rapide E will “become a research project used to further Aston's broader electrification program, with no intention of producing customer cars."
The company has yet to issue an official statement, and there’s uncertainty as to why Aston Martin would cancel a car that went down so well with critics and fans. It is unknown how many of the 155 models were pre-ordered, or what the official customer price was.
Perhaps there wasn’t enough interest? Or perhaps Aston Martin felt it couldn’t produce the cars with enough time.
Still, it could also be that the brand wants to concentrate on the launch of its first-ever SUV. The first deliveries of the DBX are slated to begin around April (that is unless this one gets cancelled, too).