We usually get our news about electric cars from manufacturer press releases and automotive magazines. This one is more like a TMZ report straight out of Tinsel Town via The Guardian . The 25th James Bond movie is set to begin filming in April and the news is that 007 — who likes his martinis shaken, not stirred, and his cars stirring, not staid — will drive an Aston Martin Rapide E this time around. Bond, of course, has piloted a succession of exhilarating vehicles during his long career of fighting villains of all stripes, from the iconic silver Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger to the amphibious white Lotus Esprit in The Spy Who Loved Me . According to the company, the Rapide E is its first attempt at creating an all electric four-door sedan worthy of the Aston Martin name. For a while, it planned to jointly develop the car in partnership with the ill fated LeEco electric car startup founded by the mercurial Jia Yueting. Remember him? If not, you’re not alone. According to an elaborate press release last September , the company said it had transitioned to a partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering, the offshoot of […]

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