Rolls-Royce to give up combustion and go all-electric by 2030, preview two-door electric vehicle named Specter- Technology News, Firstpost


In a major announcement, Rolls-Royce confirmed that it will phase out internal combustion engines altogether and move to a portfolio of electric-only vehicles by 2030. Upon unveiling its first production electric vehicle (EV), named Rolls -Royce Specter, Company CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, said that by the end of this decade, the luxury brand “will no longer be able to produce or sell internal combustion engine products. “. The move mirrors that of Rolls-Royce chief rival Bentley, which is part of the Volkswagen Group and also pledged to have a fully electric portfolio by 2030.

The all-electric Rolls-Royce Specter will launch in 2023. Image: Rolls-Royce

The world also got a first glimpse of the fastback-style two-door Rolls-Royce Specter, which is said to be based on the same “luxury architecture” as the Phantom sedan and Cullinan SUV, and will have nothing in common with all of them. existing models from parent company BMW. Rolls says the Specter on display today – which looks a lot like the now-discontinued Rolls-Royce Wraith – is not a prototype but the “real deal,” and confirmed deliveries of the Specter will begin globally towards the end of this year. 2023, so it’s highly likely that the super-luxury EV will make its world premiere sometime in 2022 or early 2023.

The Specter will be tested over 2.5 million kilometers.  Image: Rolls-Royce

The Specter will be tested over more than 2.5 million kilometers; note the fastback style silhouette. Image: Rolls-Royce

The Specter will undergo what is “the most demanding test program in Rolls-Royce history” in the words of Müller-Ötvös. The testers will begin road tests shortly and will cover more than 2.5 million kilometers in the Specter, or more than 400 years of use for an average Rolls, all over the world.

The Specter rides on aero alloy rims and has suicide doors.  Image: Rolls-Royce

The Specter rides on aero alloy rims and has suicide doors. Image: Rolls-Royce

Quotes sporting the Specter camouflage preview today mean design details are carefully hidden, but you can expect to see a new take on the iconic Rolls ‘Pantheon’ grille as well as the Spirit mascot. of Ecstasy. The Specter in the official photos rides on pretty cool aero alloy rims, has a squatting stance, suicide doors, prominent side skirts and taut skin.

No specs have been shared yet, but it’s almost certain that Rolls will go for nothing less than the best electric powertrain on the market, so Specter buyers don’t miss out on the soon-to-be-released twin-turbo V12 petrol engine. discarded. Müller-Ötvös went so far as to say that electric powertrains are “uniquely and perfectly suited to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, more than any other car brand”. This is true to some extent, as the Rolls-Royces are expected to be strangely quiet, but also have impressive horsepower. Expect to see a sizable battery and multi-engine setup with the Specter ready for production.


Kevin A. Perras

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