Rolls-Royce: No Electric Phantom

Rolls-Royce 102EX Electric Concept 1 photo
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Now, one year after Roll-Royce introduced the 102EX Electric Phantom concept at the Geneva Motor Show, company CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos makes it clear that the carmaker won’t build a production version of the car too soon.
The electric Phantom has been taken on a tour around the world, being driven by both potential customers and media representatives, with the conclusion being that there’s not enough demand for such a car.

The vehicle was praised for its strong acceleration (it needs under eight seconds to hit 60 mph/ 96 km/h, compared to the petrol model’s 6.7 second time) and exquisite feeling offered by the silence of the powertrain, but these assets were seen as being less important than drawbacks like the limited driving range and the long charging times.

However, Rolls-Royce is considering experimenting with a range extender and thus a plug-in hybrid version could be a solution, but nothing is certain so far.
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