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James Bond to drive an electric Aston Rapide E in next film

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According to a media report, the next James Bond movie will have the all-electric Aston Martin Rapide E. Actor Daniel Craig, who plays the role of James Bond, will drive the electric supercar.

The Rapid E is the British carmaker’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) powered by dual electric motors. The combined powered output is claimed to be over 602 BHP and the maximum torque available is 950 Nm. It is equipped with an 800V, 65 kWh battery and a DC/DC converter for fast charging. The claimed top speed of the rear-wheel drive car is 249 km/h and its 0-97 km/h acceleration time is claimed to be less than 4 seconds. Its range is claimed to be over 322 km. Only 155 of these cars will be made and customer deliveries are scheduled to start in Q4 2019.

The next James Bond movie is scheduled to be released in 2020 and is the 25th film of the character created by Ian Fleming. Shooting for the film is expected to start by April this year. The cast includes Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harries and Rami Malek.

Source: The Guardian

 
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