Electric Luxury Rolls Royce 102EX Road Test

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We recently had the opportunity to test the Rolls-Royce 102EX, also as the Phantom Experimental Electric It s the world s first battery vehicle for the ultra-luxury segment and one we see showcased as a benchmark for other in the industry. There s a growing for alternative drive-train options and s something the British coachmaker before deciding to build the EE. Rolls-Royce is known for blending with timeless design and the has been looked at as one of the most designs in recent years and one s seen by many as a modern-day

The Phantom EE began here, as the Phantom s aluminum shell as the design base and though is strictly an experimental model for the being, no detail was spared. The craftsmanship, fine detailing and design cues like the grille and the Spirit of Ecstasy are all here, as the only thing from the original Phantom the naturally aspirated 6.75-litre V12 engine and 6-speed gearbox.

These powerful components replaced with a lithium ion pack and two electric motors on the rear sub-frame. These are connected to a single speed with integrated differential. We get a power output of 290kW and of 800Nm available over a band compared with for standard Phantom with torque of 720Nm, delivered at

Here s the end result a 0-60mph of about eight seconds seconds in standard Phantom) speed limited to 160kph and a of 200kph on a single charge. It about eight hours to via a three-phase charge but this a one-off and with knowledge and still being gathered, we re this aspect of the technology is in the years to come so that we are fortunate enough to see a production with a matured version of battery electric technology.

We took the 102EX on New York s West Side Highway and a brisk stroll through the West Side. We had a few opportunities to push the pedal and witness the s power and agility. Since we had the to check out the standard Phantom as yes, they tossed us the to this, too we were able to see how different both cars from each other a performance standpoint. Though the Phantom clearly has more we can t say the 102EX is weak.

It s actually not by any or at least it didn t seem it. Think about it they out a V12 engine and the robust transmission goes with it. With all weight gone and two nimble, motors brought in to replace the a lot of fat was shed. Throughout the drive, it very light on its feet and we felt like it needed than what was given to us.

For city driving, the 102EX has the unavailable battery electric ever created. Though the Phantom is pretty quiet, the is darn-near silent and still to pick up some speed duty calls.

Rolls-Royce cars many potential prefer not to drive but rather be in and the Phantom EE is exceptional throughout we d say the back is where we d prefer to be at all times. The 102EX has taken advantage of the displacement of the standard s gasoline components by inserting flooring in the back and giving the an amazingly luxurious feel. this, the Atlantic chrome-finished echoes the exterior colour and a sense of interior-exterior balance. The of the Phantom EE represents a departure the traditional wood sets define the majority of cars to customers, providing a unique to the car. The distinctive aluminized weave lifts the environment of the and contrasts sharply with the natural leather within.

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The Corinova leather is impeccably and finished to perfection. The interior mainly earthy colors colour for seat covers and Brown for other areas as the floor and trunk lining, of which are made of durable leather.

There s still to learn about the future of electric technology and if it has a place in the of alternative drive train for the ultra-luxury car segment. What we do is this the Rolls-Royce 102EX is a starting point. Yes, the needs to advance a bit before it is for primetime but with a longer time and lower range at the moment, this could be a option for occasional city

However, we d rather see the technology and evolve to a point where it may half the time to charge and the doubles. This way, for re-charging during a slightly trip can be thrown out the window. We re to see though that there t much lost in translation a low-speed performance standpoint.

If you to accelerate past a slow with a swarm of yellow coming behind you, we re the Phantom EE has enough power to go level and in an extremely comfortable at that.

We re sure Rolls-Royce s team of engineers and designers will to push the envelope and we can not wait to more of the feedback from Rolls-Royce car owners and enthusiasts. To the 102EX s progress, be sure to Electric Luxury .

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