Aston Martin Is Losing The Electric Race

2020 has brought with it new leaders, a new business partnership, a global pandemic, and a complete rethink of Aston Martin’s product plan. Despite these challenges, it turns out that there is a light at the end of the tunnel: Mercedes-Benz’s 20 percent stake in the company gives Aston numerous benefits, one of the most notable being Merc’s willingness to share its next-generation hybrid and electric powertrains. But how did Aston Martin come to rely on the German giant for its electric future? According to Autocar, around three years back Aston Martin chief designer Marek Reichman told the media that Rolls-Royce and Bentley were the equivalents of “Ancient Greece”, but things have changed dramatically since then.