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Rolls Royce Experimental Electric – What a Gadget!

Author: Mark Dixon
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
7:45 am

TNW Gadgets reported today that Rolls Royce has launched a one-of-a-kind Rolls Royce 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric:

The car will be used to gauge the opinions and reactions to alternative means of power in Rolls Royce cars, amongst of a range of stakeholders including owners, enthusiasts, members of the public and the media.

Phantom EE features an aluminium frame, replacing the 6.75-litre V12 petrol engine and 6-speed gearbox with a Lithium ion battery pack and two electric motors. The motors are connected to a single speed transmission, each kicking out 145kW, giving Phantom EE a maximum power output of 290kW and torque of 800Nm. …

It’s a considerable achievement when you compare this with the 338kW output for standard Phantom with maximum torque of 720Nm. Apparently the Phantom EE has a range of up to 200km and can achieve 0-60mph in under eight seconds with top speed limited to 160kph.

I like the comment about electric luxury from the video: “is it compromise, or is it perfection?”

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