Rolls-Royce 102EX

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Rolls-Royce 102EX, also known as the Phantom Experimental Electric (EE), is an experimental Rolls-Royce car, primarily designed to spark debate about whether luxury car manufacturers could and should provide cars which use electric, or other alternate drive-train technologies. Its secondary function is to allow the company to gain insight into the workings of possible future electric Rolls-Royce cars. One of the notable features of the 102EX is that the figurine on the hood is clear and lights up.

The Rolls-Royce 102EX uses a 96 cell lithium-ion battery instead of the BMW N73 6.75 litre petrol V12 engine used in the Phantom. This battery system is used in conjunction with two water-cooled motors and Three-phase electric power battery chargers. In contrast, the interior design is largely the same as that used in the current Phantom model. A twelve-month world tour to show off the car and to test it in different conditions around the world, ended in 2012. Rolls-Royce has stated that there are no plans to create a consumer model based on the 102EX.

The plan to produce 102 EX was reported to be cancelled due to compromises in charging time and all-electric range.[1]

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  1. ^ Jonny Lieberman, "The Electric Rolls-Royce is Dead", Motor Trend, 21 May 2012

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