Rolls-Royce to develop electric Phantom
10th Nov 2017
Company CEO says architecture of all-new Phantom supports electric
requirement; upcoming Cullinan SUV to share the same platform.
Rolls-Royce has confirmed that an electric Phantom will be developed as the
luxury brand goes electric in the next decade. According to company CEO
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, going electric is the "right way forward for the
Talking to Autocar India, Müller-Ötvös said the platform of its all-new
flagship, the Phantom, is built to support electric vehicles. "The
architecture of the new Phantom already copes for the electric requirement
and is capable of delivering a full-electric drivetrain in the next decade,"
he said. In fact, he suggested that other Rolls-Royce models could also be
"The push for electric is driven by many factors, one of them being that
city centres might be out of bounds for combustion engines. And, of course,
one would like to still drive a Phantom into the city centres. So, for that
reason, we will offer Phantoms and Rolls-Royces with electric drivetrains."
An electric powertrain would fit very well with the brand's characteristics
as they are known to be silent, and noise insulation is synonymous with the
Rolls-Royce brand. In fact, Rolls-Royce calls the new Phantom ‘the most
silent motor car in the world’ and has fitted the vehicle with more than
130kg of sound insulation ...
[© 2017 Autocar India]
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