Rolls-Royce unveiled the prototype of its first electric car “Spectre”. Rolls Royce also announced that it is going all-electric by 2030. The is expected to be in the market by 2023.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ chief executive officer, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, said “Today, 117 years later, I am proud to announce that Rolls-Royce is to begin the on-road testing program for an extraordinary new product that will elevate the global all-electric car revolution and create the first – and finest – super-luxury product of its type. This is not a prototype. It’s the real thing, it will be tested in plain sight and our clients will take first deliveries of the car in the fourth quarter of 2023.” Automaker did not reveal any further details.
The automaker did not reveal any further details about the car. Rolls Royce recently tested their first fully electric aircraft ‘Spirit of Innovation’.
Rolls Royce previously experimented with a fully operational all-electric Phantom called the 102EX in 2011 and an electric 103EX prototype in 2016 but spectre will be the first production electric car.
Electric Motor is not new even to Rolls Royce founders. Henry Royce’s first venture, F. H. Royce and Co., made dynamos, electric crane motors, and bayonet-style light bulb fitting. In 1900, Charles Rolls drove an electric car named the Columbia and declared it “ideal,” according to Rolls-Royce records. But Royce noted that the electric car would not become prevalent until a charging network could be established.