Aston’s future electric vehichles could share their bones, including electric motors and batteries, with Mercedes-Benz’s offerings thanks to the German company owning a sizeable stake in the British marque. The partnership will allow Aston Martin to produce a pair of electric cars in just a few years.

The brand’s first electrified vehicle will be a plug-in hybrid version of its DBX SUV, which recently went on sale in NZ. The famous British car manufacturer is just the latest to join the growing list of car companies going green. Volkswagen has recently announced it is supercharging its rollout of electric cars with at least one being released every year — this year alone they are rolling out three new models.

The German brand expects 70% of its sales in Europe to be electric by 2030. But it isn’t just the Europeans going big on electric. Hyundai and Kia have announced ambitious plans to launch a zero-emission vehicle in every segment over the next decade.

Toyota, too, is expected to debut its first electric vehicle — a RAV4-size SUV — later this year on a platform it has developed with smaller Japanese maker Subaru.