An Electric Powered Rolls-Royce

Electric Rolls Royce Phantom 102EX

Phantom Experimental Electric one-off study makes its Geneva Motor Show debut.

As well as gathering data on how the model performs, the firm wants to know if an electric Rolls is something its buyers would accept and ultimately purchase. Speaking about the car, CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said: “We are seeking clarity on which alternative technologies may be suitable to drive Rolls-Royce cars of the future.” 

There are no official plans to build an electric vehicle, but the concept will help the manufacturer identify an acceptable range to potential buyers, and establish how the car copes with a range of climatic conditions.

Although the engine of the new Rolls-Royce 120EX is fully electric it doesn't need plugging in

The electric Rolls-Royce uses "tried and tested electric technology", Mr Muller-Otvos said.

Though unlike most electric cars, it does not require owners to plug it in every day.
Instead, the car uses an inductive charging system, with a panel fixed under the car connecting remotely to a panel on the garage floor.