While we think Rolls-Royce is unlikely to be selling an all-electric Phantom any time soon, the British luxury car maker has been putting its 102EX Electric Phantom through a whole series of tests ahead of a worldwide tour to ensure it behaves in an appropriate manner at all times. One of the most important series of tests undertaken by Rolls-Royce was a temperature battery test, pushing the 102EX’s massive 71 kilowatt-hour battery pack to its limits in order to find out how well the car would operate in extreme temperatures. Of particular interest to Rolls-Royce was how well its...
Video: Rolls-Royce 102 EX Phantom Electric, Geneva Motor Show
An all-electric Rolls-Royce Phantom. Just think about it: If the engineers do their jobs properly, the occupants should sense absolutely no difference in the near-silent, creamy smooth surge of power that wafts them from estate to yacht, or factory to mansion. And now we have video, courtesy of...John Voelcker
Green Car Roundup: 2011 Geneva Motor Show - Concept Cars
If you're in the States, you may be just starting your day. But in Switzerland, the flurry of activity during the first media day at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show is at its peak. With record numbers of concept and production-car launches, our team is shooting photos and posting details as fast as they...John Voelcker
Rolls-Royce Confirms 102EX Electric Phantom Prototype
Silent cruising in a seemingly impregnable fortress of fine leather, sensuous wood, and hand-built steel and glass is the ultimate goal of hyper-luxury brands like Rolls-Royce. Which means it's not too surprising that the automaker has confirmed the development of an all-electric version of its...Viknesh Vijayenthiran