I detect a little bit of a swipe at Tesla in that remark.
Maybe some at Aston Martin still hold a grudge over Tesla lifting so much of its S design from the Rapide?
Aston Martin May Build Electric Rapide Sports Car in 2-3 Years, CEO Says
Palmer says luxury-car company has financing commitments for lineup expansion
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. may build an electric version of its Rapide sports car in two to three years as a part of its plan to overhaul its lineup and add several new models, said Chief Executive Andy Palmer in an interview.
Mr. Palmer said the company has launched a research project for the electric car and is speaking with electric-vehicle technology companies to partner with, though he declined to say which companies.
“We are looking at technologies around the world, including some pretty cool technologies coming from Silicon Valley,” he said. Tesla Motors Inc., based in Palo Alto, Calif., isn’t one of them, he said...
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