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Aston Martin Goes Electric, With Cashmere & Silk

The sleek, slim-line car has doors that open in to each other and a top hatch.

The Aston Martin Lagonda Concept car is presented during the press day at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
The Aston Martin Lagonda Concept car is presented during the press day at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
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With a cashmere and silk interior inside a futuristic frame, Aston Martin is going electric β€” in what the legendary British automaker is billing as the first luxury brand with zero-emission powertrain technologies.

The high-end car company has spun out its Lagonda "Vision Concept" that some automotive watchers call the standout item at a Geneva auto show already rife with eye-catching items.

The sleek, slim-line concept has doors that open in to each other and a top hatch for easy entry.

With the battery under the floor and armchair-like seats that swivel around, one attraction is roomy interior space.

The seats have red epaulets, and the inside has details of red Melton fabric β€” the traditional material used by the queen's Welsh guard, said Steve Platt, lead interior designer at Aston Martin.

Production is set to start in 2021.

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