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Rolls-Royce 103EX Is Back After 3 Years on the Road

Back in 2016, when most of the big names in the industry were just beginning to draw up the plans for their future electric cars, Rolls-Royce envisioned the Next 100, or the 103EX concept car. The car was a means for the Brits to celebrate their 100 anniversary, and to show how their future might look like.
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A little over three years have passed since, and despite others already venturing into the electric car market, Rolls-Royce still hasn't done so. But the 103EX electric Royce, having been busy touring the world all this time,
is still around, as a testimony to the brand's intent of going electric.

Following all this time trekking the world and showing up at various events, the 103EX returned to the company's HQ in Goodwood this week, where it will probably stay for the remainder of its days.

The 103EX was designed as Rolls-Royce's first autonomous electric vehicle, a coupe-styled car with dramatic looks and an approach to body-style not often seen in the industry.

Being a concept, not many details of what is supposed to be powering it are known, apart from the fact that its drivetrain is electric.

“As our first fully autonomous electric vehicle, 103EX was a huge statement of intent," said in a statement Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös. "

"In its technical innovation, it showed unequivocally that Rolls-Royce regards electric power as the future of automotive propulsion. It also demonstrated our radical vision of effortless, autonomous, connected, spacious, and beautiful luxury mobility, with each car as individual as the customer themselves.”

The first production Rolls with an electric powertrain is still some time away. Earlier this year, rumors of the next-generation Ghost going electric surfaced. The new model is likely to be shown next year, and it's unclear at this point whether the carmaker will go for a fully electric variant or just throw in a hybrid system of some type.

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