Everyone thinks about the electric, including Rolls-Royce , confirmed by its CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös. He said on the sidelines of the launch of the Phantom in Switzerland that his brand would immediately offer 100% electric, without going through rechargeable hybrid models. A choice different from that of his great rival Bentley , who will soon propose a Bentayga plug-in hybrid .
According to the information on the Autocar website , an electrical version of the next generation of Phantom would be programmed. The idea is not new in itself since Rolls-Royce had presented in 2011, in Geneva, a Phantom “0 emission”, the 102EX. But it was a concept, so it did not have immediate consequences. The model in question was equipped with a motorization of approximately 400 hp and batteries of 71 kWh. Its autonomy was estimated at 200 km.
The current Phantom can be enjoyed only with a gasoline engine, a 6.75-liter V12 twin-turbo strong 570 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque. On the other hand, those who waited for a slightly sportier version will not see their wish fulfilled, since Torsten Müller-Ötvös declared that the Phantom would not be offered in ” Black Badge “. As for autonomous driving, the British firm expects the technology to be more developed to offer on its models.