Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Chief Executive Officer, Torsten Müller-Ötvös announced that the marque will start the on-road testing program for its first fully electric car Spectre. Clients will take first deliveries of the luxury vehicle that promises to elevate the global all-electric car revolution in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Electric drive is uniquely and perfectly suited to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, more so than any other automotive brand. It is silent, refined and creates torque almost instantly, going on to generate tremendous power. This is what we at Rolls-Royce call ‘waftability’.
Rolls-Royce has been studying an electric powertrain for some time. In 2011, it unveiled 102EX, a fully operational all-electric Phantom, which was followed in 2016 with Rolls-Royce’s first fully electric 103EX. These extraordinary products stirred up a huge amount of interest in electric powertrain technology amongst clients.
Spectre is a name given to supernatural beings synonymous with great power. They dominate the space they occupy and then disappear, leaving a track of intrigue. Such a name perfectly matches the extraordinary fully electric Rolls-Royce – a motor car that makes its presence felt before disappearing into a world.
To commence road-testing of the first all-electric Rolls-Royce, the luxury brand created the most demanding testing program in its history. Spectre will cover 2.5 million kilometers – a simulation of more than 400 years of use for a Rolls-Royce, on average – and will travel across the world to be tested in all conditions and over all terrains.
With this new product, Rolls-Royce pledges to go fully electric by 2030. By then, the marque will no longer be in the business of producing or selling any internal combustion engine products.