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Rolls-Royce And Bentley Want To Get The Electric-Car Game

In the world of cars, luxury is defined by with new competition coming Cadillac (the ELR ) and BMW (the i8 ). But cars could soon be by top tier offerings from and Rolls-Royce.


In interviews with Insider, executives from brands said they are considering a plug-in hybrid Plug-in hybrid electric (PHEVs) combine the ability to run on stored in a battery with an combustion engine. They offer an EV mode range of 40 miles, with the capability to over 200 more miles on gas power.

With high fuel and governments (especially in the U.S. and cracking down on gas-guzzling automakers everywhere are working to up their miles per gallon There are more hybrid, battery electric, and diesel on the market than ever They re not good options for the two players, however.

Diesel offers great economy. It s widely used in the and growing in popularity in the U.S. But it s not for passengers cars in China or the East, key regions for both

And because each sells so few there s no sense in creating different products for each

For Chinese customers, diesel is for end of story, Bentley Sales and Director Kevin Rose It would be a brave person who along with a luxury car for China. Torsten Müller-Ötvös, the CEO of concurred. It wouldn t make to introduce a diesel, he said.

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A purely electric car, explained, wouldn t work Rolls-Royce makes heavy that s part of its luxury Same goes for Bentley. the current state of battery that means range and would dramatically reduced.

Rolls-Royce did built an electricity-powered and had customers test it. Many ambivalent, worried about charging times and limited Compounding the problem is that of its customers live outside centres, where short times make EVs useful.

But a which combines the fuel and quiet feel of an electric car the practicality of a gas-powered one, is a solution. For me, the direction of plug-in is probably more the direction to go Rolls-Royce motor cars, said.

Bentley is headed in the same Plug-in hybrids could be an good technology for us, Rose Research shows that would be interested, and the key is making it to use, which is what we re on.

The luxury brand is coming out an SUV the first genuine luxury SUV in and it s a likely candidate for a plug-in system after its launch, said.

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