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Rolls-Royce 102EX: The Electric

There’s something decadent rolling past an Occupy protest in a Rolls-Royce. But I wasn’t driving any Rolls-Royce. This was the 102EX, an all-electric concept car will never go into

Granted, I only got it for 30 closely-supervised During that time, I to meet my personal goal of Wu-Tang Clan on the stereo, but for of us, life is all about compromise, and exactly what Rolls-Royce is to avoid if it brings an electric car to

With more than miles on the odometer, Rolls-Royce has the 102EX on a world tour. The has been using it as a litmus to see what auto writers, and existing Rolls-Royce customers about an electric vehicle. I Emily Dungey, press at Rolls-Royce, what sort of customers had about an all-electric

Not unlike buyers who may consider the Leaf or Mitsubishi i. Dungey Rolls-Royce customers are concerned charge time and how far they can

The 102EX is based on the Rolls-Royce which currently starts at If you’ve got that kind of to throw down, you don’t Rolls-Royce customers probably buy a car that comes with the of an electric vehicle. The 102EX can roughly 125 miles before it to be recharged, but the car is big and heavy. As a result, it a massive battery pack weighs over 1,400 and takes at least eight to recharge.

So while the 102EX offers that most cars touch, it still trails the of electric cars marketed the masses. The Nissan Leaf, for can get an 80 percent charge in 30 minutes on its station.

So will an electric Rolls-Royce make it to production, and if so, how will the address these concerns? questions have yet to be answered. there’s one area where the hit the nail on the head: The 102EX exactly like the Phantom.

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I got to both cars back to and I can tell you that the 102EX not feel like an electric Sure, it’s a little than the Phantom, but on my drive Washington D.C. the 102EX to mirror the Phantom’s accelerator as well as steering and brake

With its enormous battery the hood, the 102EX has two electric mounted to the rear axle, provide roughly 389 horsepower and 590 of torque. That works out to 63 horsepower, but 59 more pound-feet of than the Phantom.

The 102EX’s brakes have two settings. One more power than the but the pedal feels exactly the Take your foot off the and you can feel the more aggressive at work.

The car slows slightly, like a car that needs to be downshifted, but not intrusive or jarring.


Rolls-Royce solved concerns about time and range anxiety, but in my the 102EX proves that an car can be engineered to drive just a gas-powered one. For me, that is more important than the of electric range and charge — unless I need to 126 miles.

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