RollsRoyce Phantom 102EX Review Autocar

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Rolls-Royce Phantom 102EX

is it?

This is the Rolls Royce or Phantom Experimental Electric. a one-off engineering test-bed sees the standard 6.75-litre V12 and autobox replaced by a huge pack and twin-electric motors the rear wheels.

Rolls says the the 102EX will the rest of the year on a global with the aim of getting feedback ‘owners, VIPs, media and

The 71kWh battery pack is up of a NCM (Lithium-Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese-Oxide) pouch cells. a total of 96 cells weighing 90kg more than the weight of the conventional engine and

Three separate 3kW charger are fitted to the battery pack and it 20 hours to recharge the huge Using a three-phase electrical it takes eight hours for a charge.

The 102EX also features charging, using an induction pad under the floor. Positioning the car a transmitter pad, installed in the surface allows the battery to be across a gap of 150mm.

This battery pack drives a of electric motors, which are on the rear subframe, and housed water jackets, themselves by coolant piped down the radiator.

The motors drive a ratio transmission with an differential. Each motor is at 145kW but, more together they also a whopping 590lb ft of torque standstill. Although the power the motors is 48kW down on the power from the V12, the peak is 59lb ft, or 11 percent, up.

The 102EX’s drivetrain offers two of retardation once the driver off the accelerator pedal. ‘Standard’ 120Nm of regenerative braking and ‘Low’ a more neck-testing

What’s it like?

In truth, electric drivetrain delivers on the Royce promise more than any internal combustion could ever manage.

the standard-issue V12 engine is a refined as any installation on sale today, and a very impressive job of mustering up the rising wall of near-silent it’s the way that the torque of the motors move the 102EX the road that is the game-changer.

The surge of forward motion is so seamless and relentless that first instinct is that the V12 motor is rendered instantly

There are two big advantages over combustion engines, even one as as the Phantom’s V12. Firstly, at and under hard acceleration, you can sense the lack of mechanical behind the bulkhead. The second is the stream of torque, not just of the characteristics of electric motors, but of the lack of ratio swapping.

On the backroads of West Sussex, the car was uncannily relaxing. Ironically, in a car the owner might spend all of his in the rear seat, the pleasure is to the driver.

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That’s not to say that the Phantom is of a B-road animal. The steering on one-off was rather over-light and the of the front inside wheel quite obvious. However, the quality over sudden was slightly better in the 102EX it was in the standard-issue Phantom I tried with the electric car.

the biggest problem for a future Phantom is the fact that the of the cabin results in tyre becoming much more to passengers.

Should I buy one?

You And I’d be surprised if the 102EX progressed further than a handful produced for big corporate Phantom such as the Peninsula Hotels

The obvious problem with the is its mediocre range and even hopeless recharging time, you happen to have access to a electricity supply. Even the engineering estimates are for a three-year for the battery pack, given a cycling.

Rolls Royce, an cautious company, doesn’t to spend a year sampling on the idea of a battery-powered Phantom. It to start work as soon as on a practical solution that the wheels of the next-generation Phantom by electric motors.

In reality probably means building a drivetrain, using an on-board engine (a gas-turbine generator?) to electricity.

Rolls Royce — Phantom Experimental


Top speed: 99.8mph (limited); 7.8sec; Economy: 120 miles per single-phase charge; Co2: locally; Kerbweight: 2720kg; Twin electric motors; Rear-mounted, RWD; Power: combined; Torque: 590lb ft start; Gearbox: single transmission; Battery pack: Lithium-Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese Oxide

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