James Bond opts for all-electric Aston Martin in next film

Marco Green
March 16, 2019

According to reports, Daniel Craig will be driving an Aston Martin Rapide E - one of only 155 electric cars the British manufacturer is building.

Andy Palmer, President and CEO of Aston Martin, has said: "The connection between Aston Martin and James Bond is something of which we are very proud and it is remarkable that the DB5 remains the definitive James Bond vehicle after so many years".

Instead of 007 making his grand entrance to the sound of a roaring V12, Daniel Craig will be driving an nearly silent all-electric Aston Martin Rapide E in the next, newly eco-friendly James Bond film.

Cary Joji Fukunaga, the director of the next Bond film, told The Sun that he is in talks with Aston Martin to get 007 behind the wheel of a pure-electric vehicle.

The latest in the franchise - set to be Daniel Craig's fifth and final appearance as Bond - has suffered a number of reported set-backs, from script alterations to the replacement of Danny Boyle as director, following "creative differences" between him and producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. It is expected to be his last stint as the secret agent created by author Ian Fleming.

Powered by an 800-volt battery system, the Rapide E is expected to have a top speed of 155 miles per hour and offer zero-to-60-mph acceleration of less than four seconds, according to Aston Martin. The growth is driven largely by environmental concerns and government policy, and supported by rapid technological advances that have improved battery cost, capacity, range, and charging time. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking, property rights, and climate change.

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