Published on September 11th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
Aston Martin Confirms Wales Plant for Electric Car Production
Aston Martin announced today that its second major UK manufacturing facility will become the brandâ€™s centre for electrification and the production home of the Lagonda brand, the worldâ€™s first zero-emission luxury marque.
The Rapide E will be built in Wales when production commences in 2019. Aston Martinâ€™s first all-electric production model creates a highly-desirable electric vehicle with the levels of performance expected of an Aston Martin.
St Athan has also been named as the home of Lagonda production. As the worldâ€™s first luxury marque exclusively driven by zero emission powertrain technologies, Lagonda heralds the beginning of a new range of luxury vehicles that will commence production in 2021. The â€˜Lagonda Vision Conceptâ€™, revealed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show hints at the bold design language that could be seen in future Lagonda products in as little as three years.
Aston Martin St Athan is now in the third and final phase of becoming a state-of-the-art vehicle assembly facility, in which production of the companyâ€™s first sports utility vehicle (SUV) is due to begin in late 2019. The project includes the conversion of three super hangars on the former Ministry of Defence site. The plant is a demonstration of Aston Martinâ€™s continued commitment to the UK and an additional investment of Â£50million to make St Athan the home of electrification for the marque shows a clear vision on the future of Aston Martin in the UK. The new plant will bring up to 750 high skilled jobs to South Wales over the coming years, with more than 150 already recruited.