Rolls-Royce Phantom 102EX Concept Electric Version unveiled at Geneva Auto Show

Rolls-Royce Phantom 102EX Concept Electric Version unveiled at Geneva Auto Show

The Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept , also known as the Rolls Royce Phantom Experimental Electric is probably the testing laboratory of luxurious electric cars, there is no doubt that many brands are researching this technology for the future, none has the aurea and prestige given to bring the Spirit of Ecstasy on the nose.

Unlike other electric cars, Phantom does not require connection to electricity each day. Instead, the machine uses a system of charging by induction, with one panel fixed in the machine automatically connecting wirelessly to a power source on the garage floor.

The proposed technique has been to take the platform of an imposing Rolls-Royce Phantom and replace the everlasting block and its biturbo V12 460CV by two electric motors that together developed the equivalent of 395 hp (290 kW) attached to a torque close to 800Nm , that as in all electric is available from 0rpm. These generators send their forces to the rear axle through a single gear transmission, but a mechanism will cause the driver has the feeling of having several developments.

Cobal nickel-manganese batteries are the most massive ever existing on the machine (640 kg) and provides 71 kWh, the equivalent of 1,000 laptop batteries. The sedan accelerates to 100 km / h in 8 seconds and has a top speed of 160 km / h. A “full” enough for a distance of 200 kilometers.

Decoration the car is made at the highest level: the body is painted in 16 layers of special enamel with nanoparticles used in the interior of the rarest kinds of wood and leather, and even a socket for recharging a transparent hatches look like an independent art object.

Electric Car 102EX will serve as an experimental model in the world tour, which will cover Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America. In particular, it is necessary to make sure that the duration of engine operation between charges is acceptable, as well as the fitness test car to severe weather conditions. Running an electric Rolls-Royce in mass production is not planned yet.

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