Rolls-Royce launches 102EX, Phantom Experimental Electric Car (Video)

By on Mar 2, 2011 in Automobile, Business, Europe, Lifestyle Comments

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars launched its first electric car 102EX, Phantom Experimental Electric (EE), as shown in the video below, and was announced on its official website on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

102EX Rolls-Royce electric car
Photo credit: worldcarfans/YouTube

As reported earlier, 102EX is the first electric car by Rolls-Royce and will be launched during the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland, and will be toured in different parts of the world.

“Today, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars begins an exploration into alternative drive-trains, seeking clarity on which technology may be suitable to drive Rolls-Royce motor cars of the future.” Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos said on the post.

“The alternative drive-train we choose must deliver an authentic Rolls-Royce experience.” He added.

According to the luxury car company, Phantom EE 102EX features an aluminum frame, which replaces the 6.75-liter V12 petrol engine and 6-speed gearbox with a Lithium ion battery pack and two electric motors mounted on the rear sub-frame.

Each motor has a power rate of 145kW, which gives Phantom EE 102EX a maximum power output of 290kW and a torque of 800Nm available over a wide band.

Apparently, a standard Phantom has a 338kW power output with a maximum torque of 720Nm, delivered at 3,500rpm.

However, Rolls-Royce said they don’t have plans to build a production version of this electric car, as it was only built as a test bed, which will allow customers to experience an alternative drive-train technology, which is being expected to feedback their concerns directly to the company.

The launching of 102EX coincided with the formal opening of ElectricLuxury.com, a site where the public is being invited to join the global debate, and for car owners to share their opinions about 102EX electric car.

Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric
Video credit: worldcarfans/YouTube



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