Aston Martin has announced their partnership with Britishvolt in order to co-create future battery technologies.

A joint research team between the two companies will design, develop and industrialize the battery packs, which are to be made specifically for high performance cars. Aston Martin’s collaboration with Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in lithium-ion battery cell technology, aligns with their ongoing development of electric vehicles, including their plans to launch their first battery electric vehicle (BEV) by 2025.

The two organizations are working together to maximize the capacity of special cylindrical high performance cells. These cells will, in theory, power the next generation of Aston vehicles; the automaker is targeting new standards of consistable on-track performance, charging time and range for performance-oriented electric vehicles.

Aston Martin Valhalla supercar

“This powerful collaboration combines Aston Martin’s 109 years of engineering mastery with the expertise of a fast-growing UK technology business,” said Tobias Moers, Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin Lagonda. “Working together with Britishvolt, I believe we can create new technologies to power benchmark-setting Aston Martin electric cars that will match our reputation for high performance and ultra-luxury with the highest standards of sustainability.”

Aston Martin will launch their first plug-in hybrid, the mid-engine Valhalla supercar, in early 2024; by 2026, all new Aston Martin models will have an electrified powertrain option. By 2030, the automaker intends on offering a core portfolio of fully electric vehicles.