“An electric Phantom would be great,” Rolls Royce says
As much as an electric ghost would make a great enemy in Hollywood movies, Rolls Royce’s spokesperson, Richard Carter, is referring to the Phantom model from the luxurious UK automaker.
He revealed during the Goodwood Revival festival that for a limousine like the Phantom, an electric engine would be great, as most of its owners use it to drive around the city, to meetings, events or to the airport, and rarely go on long journeys. This means that the problem of autonomy would be skipped altogether in case of an electric Rolls Royce.
He also revealed that because of the big size of a Phantom, a pack of lithium-ion batteries would certainly go unnoticed by almost everyone. Carter outlined that even if an electric version would jack up the price even higher for a Phantom, plenty of people would still be interested in it, as Rolls Royce fans gladly pay more for exclusive options.
Don’t get your hopes too high though, as plans for an electric Rolls Royce Phantom still need to get the approval of the bosses at BMW, which own the British brand. Would such an option attract your attention, or do you think that this is just Rolls Royce trying to get on the “electricity is cool” bandwagon? Leave a comment with your thoughts.
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