Rolls-Royce is undergoing a certain metamorphosis. They’ve been unusually quiet about their foray into electric vehicles. Possibly because they weren’t so entirely interested about hybrid vehicles. However, the automaker of luxury vehicles decidedly is trying it’s hand at fulfilling requests in China. They’re not really thrilled to show the steps they’ll take to get to zero-emission completions. Maybe because it’s still very vague.
Yet, they’ve got concept photos.
Rolls-Royce rolling out Battery-Powered EVs
The British automaker is looking to show this model off as a standalone electric vehicle. Though, it’s not something to immediately get excited about. In fact, it might only be until 2021 is almost over with before we receive more news about the Rolls-Royce electric vehicle.
Furthermore, the prototype is a minor-rip of the Phantom model range. But, to take it a step further, Rolls-Royce wants to launch a new model from the past of their line-up. The Phantom EV that’s currently roaming about may just mainly be used for powertrain test purposes.
The Silver Shadow patent hints that it might be the name the luxury giant is looking to get branded onto this new EV.
Finally, this luxury EV is likely to even further resemble the 103EX concept vehicle from all the way back in 2016. This is while tech is shared with the BMW iX, not to mention their flagship i7.
The Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce, Torsten Müller-Ötvös had this to say: “We need to make smart decisions on where we invest our money.”
In total, it’s looking like the first production electric vehicle should be opening the door for Rolls-Royce and their customers with opportunities for furthering. advancement in the pursuit of green vehicles. In this case, they will be looking to the USA and China for the main markets. And if that’s the scenario, well then Rolls-Royce will be good to go.
It’ll still be a little while before these vehicles hit dealer floors. However, we’re waiting with bated breath for that day!