Aston Martin Latest at China’s Doorstep as Electric Cars Beckon

02/02/2018 - Bloomberg - Hyperdrive - 

Aston Martin, the legendary British brand immortalized by James Bond movies, is seeking a joint venture in China to help break into the world’s biggest market for EVs, Chief Executive Officer Andy Palmer said in an interview Thursday. Aston Martin isn’t the only one. Magna International Inc., the Canadian contract manufacturer, is in talks with Beijing Automotive Group Co. for an alliance, people familiar with the matter said.