Rolls-Royce to electrify Phantom

Updated Oct 01, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is expected to follow with an EV model for the first time.

Rumor about an EV Phantom has been spread since 2011 when the 102EX Concept was launched. However, it was not until now that the story has been official confirmed by Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös.

Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept angular front

Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept 

According to latest car news from Rolls-Royce, the luxury brand will focus more on developing all-electric powertrain and internal combustion engines instead of building hybrid cars.

“We will go full electric, we don’t do any interim steps,” said Müller-Ötvös.

He admitted that electrification is almost not the customers’ demand. But it’s inevitable due to legislative changes. As a proof, the internal combustion engines will be disallowed in the near future.

It comes as no surprise that the Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 billed as the best vehicle in the world with its powerful V12 engine will receive Rolls-Royce’s first-ever EV version.

Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 angular front

Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 will receive the first-ever EV version

By and large, Rolls-Royce has remained skeptical of autonomous vehicles. The company now has no intention of cadging advanced cruise control systems from BMW.

Additionally, a performance “Black Badge” EV would not be on the way in that the Wraith, Ghost and Dawn are more appropriate.

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Rolls-Royce started as an electrical and mechanical company established by Henry Royce in 1884. He created his first motor vehicle in 1904, the Royce 10. In the same year, Royce met Charles Rolls who owned a company that sold high quality automobiles in London. The two came to an agreement that Royce Limited would manufacture vehicles to be exclusively marketed by CS Rolls & Co. Thus, Rolls-Royce was born.