Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Electric Rolls Royce is coming.



I never though I would see this.

Rolls Royce is actually working on an electric version of the Phantom sedan.
They will be showing a concept of it at the upcoming Geneva auto show.

We'll see if it ever makes it into production, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it in a few years.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

an all-electric BEV with no range extender?

that doesn't sound very luxurious

john m said...

Great idea!!! I like the light up hood ornament too.... as long as they don't make it too bright as to interfere with the drivers vision.

tore13 said...

By no means am I surprised, but I will be surprised if it endsup being a phantom. The car is heavy. Even though there are lite weight materials used. There would be no need for that huge engine bay either. Unless it's stuffed w batteries. Either way still great

Anonymous said...

Why bother. People who buy this have too much money. Its not if they cant afford petrol.

Carl said...

It's not about not affording petrol or not, green is the new luxe.

Anonymous said...

The most expensive type of propulsion (electric) meets the most expensive status symbol (Rolls). A perfect way for the rich (Politicians, Movie Stars, and Unions Bosses) to bring more toxic cadnium/lithium/lead/mercury heavy-metal batteries in touch with our lakes, landfills and environment. All in the name of politically-correct environmentalism. Finally, a car as big as Al Gores ego!

Anonymous said...

imagine if rolls lost the flying lady like jag lost the cat body? WTF were they thinking....please bring back the jag hood ornament

Anonymous said...

Bad idea.. that crystal hood ornament will be easily snapped off when this nearly silent three-ton barge mows down unsuspecting Libyan protesters while driven across the desert!

Anonymous said...

Maybe a small nuclear reactor under the hood to generate the electricity?