Rolls Royce Long promised EV is about to Unveil Tomorrow

A tribute to their founders who had predicted automotive electrification in the 1900s.

Rolls-Royce will reveal its first EV on Wednesday, September 29, at 8:00 AM ET (12:00 PM ET).

Rolls-Royce is all set to reveal its first EV now, but its founders had already predicted automotive electrification in the 1900s.

In 2020, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars had made an announcement that they have some plan to launch its first-ever electric vehicle within a decade (2020 to 2030).

The luxury brand didn’t yet reveal any specifics.

But the brand officially confirmed that it will be making a major announcement about its first-ever electric vehicle on September 29, 2021.

Torsten Muller-Otvos, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said, “In April 1900, our founding forefather, Charles Rolls, made a prescient prophecy about automotive electrification. Move forward over 120 years to when I made a public promise, on the record, that we would bring the first fully electric Rolls Royce to market within the current decade. And, right now, our company is embarking on an historic undertaking to create the first, super luxury car of its type. This will happen, sooner than many thought possible, through the incredible skills, expertise, vision and dedication of our engineers, designers and specialists at the Home of Rolls-Royce.”

Charles Rolls

About 120 years before, one of The Rolls Royce founders, Charles Rolls, had already predicted the idea of ‘electrification of automobiles is the future’ of automobiles in the 1900s.

Charles Rolls bought an early EV called a Columbia Electric Carriage in 1898. After experiencing an EV , he believed it was the best vehicle available. “The electric car is perfectly noiseless and clean. There is no smell or vibration, and they should become very useful when fixed charging stations can be arranged. But for now, I do not anticipate that they will be very serviceable – at least for many years to come,” he told The Motor-Car Journal in April 1900.

Rolls Royce EV

Rolls Royce confirmed that the first EV from Rolls-Royce will be a pure Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) and not a hybrid.

A decade before Rolls Royce made an experimental Phantom Electric 102EX concept in 2011. This model had two electric motors with a total of 389 horsepower (290 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet of torque (800 Newton-meters).

Rolls-Royce revealed this particular model to clients, VIPs, and other folks what electric mobility was like.

Rolls Royce EV

Point to be noted is, this actually happened before Tesla Model S showed us that EVs could be luxurious.

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