Phantom 201EX to spawn no electric Royce yet

Phantom 201EX to spawn no electric Royce yet

Torsten Mueller-Oetvoe, the company's CEO announced that the electric version of a Rolls Royce Phantom, which made its world debut at this year's 2011 Geneva Auto Show, would not enter production. When the car model was presented to the public in March, the priority was to see the public's reaction related to an electric luxury car in order to decide whether to make it to production or not. Three months later, the carmaker decided that the model would make no sense and the little interest showed by public counted less. The CEO added that most of the Rolls Royce customers lived in areas far from cities and, thus, they would not get much help when it came to the limited range current batteries as the nickel cobalt manganese battery gave the model a range of 125 miles. A single-speed transmission and two electric motors power the 102EX, delivering an output of 389HP and 590 lb-ft or 800 Nm of torque. The Rolls Royce officials admitted that a hybrid model would prove to be a much better choice than an EV.


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