THE Rolls-Royce only sells its cars with a V12 petrol engine these days, but the noisy engine is outdated. The car manufacturer announced on Wednesday (30) its first electric production car, the Spectrewhich will be released in 2023. The most surprising news, however, was the disappearance of combustion engines by 2030.
“With this new product, we have established our identity to electrify our entire product portfolio by 2030. Until that date, Rolls-Royce will no longer be in the business of producing or selling any internal combustion engine products,” he said. of CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Torsten Müller-Ötvös.
Electric Rolls-Royce debuted as a concept in 2016 as the 103EX Vision Next 100 Concept — Photo: Disclosure
The executive did not give more details on the future of combustion cars until 2030, as Phantom, Cullinan and angerbut they must all turn on or turn off the line.
The future of the Phantom is the easiest to predict, as the Specter will be built on the same platform. In addition, the concept of electricity launched in 2016, the 103EX Vision Next 100 Concept, was also directed by Phantom. Therefore, the Specter will be a kind of electric version of the iconic model.
“In 2016, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars launched the Phantom and with it ‘Elegant Architecture’ made of aluminium. This advanced and flexible design that would support future Rolls-Royce models will benefit the Spectre,” says Müller. – Ötvös.
The CEO concludes by saying that “this is not a prototype. It is a real prototype, which will be tested in front of everyone and our customers will get the first deliveries of the car from the last quarter of 2023”.
The Specter will be an electronic version of the iconic Phantom and will retain the same visual characteristics — Photo: Disclosure
Currently, many manufacturers are aiming to strengthen their fleet. This is what should happen in Europe, as the European Union (EU) intends to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2035, including hybrids.
Information about Spectre’s performance, autonomy and pricing should only be released next year.
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