British engineering giant Rolls-Royce has just annoyed its first electric car (EV), called the Specter. IN press release, the company said it would “launch a road test program for an exceptional new product that will lift the global revolution in all-electric cars and create the first-and-best-super-luxury product of its kind.”
Rolls-Royce emphasizes that Specter “is not a prototype”, this is the real deal and the company will begin deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2023. The company, which is owned by German carmaker BMW, also announced today, September 29, that it will sell electric vehicles only by 2030. By the end of the decade, Rolls-Royce will no longer be manufacturing or selling products with internal combustion engines, said Thorsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Mueller-Ötvös also said the Rolls-Royce phantom, which debuted in 2017, is the predecessor of the Specter EV as the brand’s “patented aluminum architecture: scalable and flexible space frame”, designed to form the basis of future models of internal combustion engines, as well as models with “completely different power aggregates ”.
Let’s stay true to Rolls-Royce’s vision
This move comes as iconic car manufacturers, who make their names with vehicles with internal combustion engines, are increasingly becoming electric. General Motors, for example, recently introduced its own new electric motors this will power the Hummer EV at 1,000 horsepower, while Mercedes-Benz has also announced it will run entirely on electricity by the end of the decade.
A teaser image of the Specter EV shows the car decorated with a well-known quote from Rolls-Royce co-founder Charles Rolls: “Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and do it better. When it doesn’t exist, design it. “
The Rolls-Royce press release did not reveal specifications for the Specter itself. Instead, he compared the development of the new car to the vision of Rolls-Royce founders Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce, who set out to build “the best car in the world” in 1904. Since then, Rolls Royce has expanded to provide engines. for other industries. Earlier this week, the US Air Force announced that Rolls-Royce would do so provide new F-130 engines for its fleet of B-52 bombers, with a view to extending their life to the 2050s.