16 Oct '15, 4am

Aston Martin CEO: Diesel Is Done, Electrification Is Imminent

Aston Martin CEO: Diesel Is Done, Electrification Is Imminent

Speaking this week at Bloomberg’s New Energy Finance conference, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer detailed why he believes electrification is the best solution for the auto industry. “Palmer said it’s inevitable that the entire industry will shift over to electricity,” said Bloomberg , “if only because it’s the most plausible way to deliver the power drivers expect.” Rather than downsizing a gasoline engine to meet emissions regulations, Palmer called battery electric approach a better way for Aston Martin to minimize carbon emissions without sacrificing performance. “We’re a V12 engine company,” he explained. “Project that into the future. Do I go the way of the rest of the industry and downsize the engine? Do I see Aston Martin with a three-cylinder engine? God forbid. “You’ve got to do something radical. Electric power gives you that power. It gives you that torque.” The co...

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