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Every Aston Martin will be electric or hybrid by 2026 as petrol era ends


The British marque is confident that the demand is there to justify shifting all of its models to hybrid or full-electric powertrains within four years

The days of fire-breathing, high-emission Aston Martin petrol engines will end within four years as the company shifts every one of its models to full-electric or petrol-electric hybrid powertrains by 2026.

This means that pure internal combustion Aston Martin models will be stopped entirely with any vehicle retaining petrol power picking up a fuel-saving hybrid system.

We know that cars such as the DBX SUV will receive a hybrid powertrain in either 2023 or 2024 along with hybridisation for the Valhalla hypercar and likely the same for the DBS and Vantage models. 

Aston Martin DBX707 2022 front static
The DBX 707 could be one of the last great combustion engined Aston Martins

Aston Martin says its customers want electric sports cars

According to reports from the Financial Times, Aston Martin Lagonda chairman Lawrence Stroll is confident that “100 percent” of Aston Martin customers want an electric car. 

But he also stated that internal combustion engines would continue, saying “if someone wants an internal combustion engine in 2028, that will happen” – just not at his brand.

In 2026, Aston Martin will therefore gradually transition to an electric-only future by offering both hybrid and full EV models.. 

Aston Martin Vantage 2021 F1 Edition convertible
The Vantage is likely to score some hybrid assistance in the coming years

It is unlikely that large displacement engines such as the V12 used by Aston Martin will be able to pass strict emissions regulations and will have to be discontinued with time. This is likely to happen around 2026, also. 

Similarly, BMW is set to end production of its V12 engine this year, but Aston Martin seems determined to hold on that little bit longer. 

What will power future Aston Martins?

Both V6 and V8 engines sourced from Mercedes-AMG will provide the power for future Aston Martins. 

The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 has already made its way into Aston Martin models, however it will receive electric assistance in the future – a combo we have already seen in the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance. This setup is likely to spread right across the range with differing power outputs depending on the car.  

Aston Martin V12 Speedster twin, side
We will miss special cars like the V12 Speedster, but it won’t pass future emissions laws

Aston Martin may even see the use of the turbocharged four-cylinder engine with hybrid assistance as used in the upcoming C63 AMG. 

A Mercedes-AMG turbocharged inline-six engine has been confirmed for a Chinese-market DBX, however it is unknown whether the rest of the world will get this engine configuration.

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