Rolls Royce Gets Off EV Sideline And Will Deliver Electric Rolls (Within 10 Years)
Washington DC September 22, 2020; The AIADA reported that Rolls-Royce did not officially confirm that it is developing a standalone electric car to prepare for the closing of some city centers to combustion engine cars.
At least 20 major cities globally have said they plan to ban diesel or gasoline-powered vehicles from their centers by 2030. Rolls-Royce will offer the first full electric Rolls-Royce "within this decade," CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös told Automotive News Europe in a phone interview.
Rolls-Royce is focusing on full-electric cars and will not sell a plug-in hybrid car, he said. Roll-Royce customers will appreciate electric power, which "fits perfectly" with the brand, Müller-Ötvös said. "It’s silent and torquey and that is the reason to go directly from combustion to electrification," he said.
Rolls-Royce's first EV is currently under development and will be built on the same aluminum spaceframe platform as the automaker's current lineup. The EV could replace the Wraith coupe and Dawn convertible, both of which are coming to the end of their lifecycle, Rolls-Royce executives hinted at a recent launch event for the new Ghost sedan.
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