All electric Rolls-Royce Phantom?

All electric Rolls-Royce Phantom?

Rolls-Royce Phantom fq

There aren’t many carmakers left who haven’t unveiled an electric car concept or at least talked about it. Now, it’s the turn of Rolls-Royce to speak out and spark speculation that a fully electric Phantom is around the corner.

The silent, smooth and clean power provided by electricity fits in well with the ongoing Rolls-Royce mission statement of stylish, luxurious transport.

Fitting the mass and bulk of an all-electric battery pack into the Phantom’s three tonne mass should be an easy matter once you replace the 453-horsepower, 6.7-litre V-12 engine. The only issue may arise in supplying enough electricity to offer a useful range.

Considering the often short, urban nature of many Phantom trips, a short range may not put off many buyers. In the event that it is an issue, a range-extending engine could be added to the package without too much difficulty.

Beyond the ease of fitting the system into the Phantom and the good fit of electric power with Rolls-Royce’s objectives, there’s the future consideration of emissions regulations driving the decision. With Europe the U.K and even the U.S., pushing emissions requirements ever-lower, finding a way to stay in the game will be key to survival in the luxury car segment, and no more so than Rolls-Royce.

Rolls-Royce Phantom fq

There aren’t many carmakers left who haven’t unveiled an electric car concept or at least talked about it. Now, it’s the turn of Rolls-Royce to speak out and spark speculation that a fully electric Phantom is around the corner.

The silent, smooth and clean power provided by electricity fits in well with the ongoing Rolls-Royce mission statement of stylish, luxurious transport.

Fitting the mass and bulk of an all-electric battery pack into the Phantom’s three tonne mass should be an easy matter once you replace the 453-horsepower, 6.7-litre V-12 engine. The only issue may arise in supplying enough electricity to offer a useful range.

Considering the often short, urban nature of many Phantom trips, a short range may not put off many buyers. In the event that it is an issue, a range-extending engine could be added to the package without too much difficulty.

Beyond the ease of fitting the system into the Phantom and the good fit of electric power with Rolls-Royce’s objectives, there’s the future consideration of emissions regulations driving the decision. With Europe the U.K and even the U.S., pushing emissions requirements ever-lower, finding a way to stay in the game will be key to survival in the luxury car segment, and no more so than Rolls-Royce.

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