Cars that are eco-friendly are indeed a good thing, but an eco-friendly Rolls Royce?
There was a bit of astonishment when I heard the news for the first time, but the steam cooled off as it occurred to me that if all cars including sports car are going green day by day and there is no surprise that people from Rolls Royce thought the same for their next model.
Thus they came up with the mighty 102EX to roar on the roads with zero emissions and unmatched performances.
Powering the Rolls Royce 102EX is a 71-kilowatt hour lithium ion battery that replaces V12 6.7 liter engine housed within aluminum space frame. It uses large form NCM pouch cells or lithium nickel cobalt manganese oxide.
Because of the experimental nature, the 96 cells are separated in five modules and arranged in such a way that battery takes on shape of transmission and engine.
The battery churns out 850 amperes at 338V to dual electric motors mated to rear transaxle.
The single speed transmission takes each motor’s 194 horsepower and sends around 388 horsepower to rear wheels with 590 pound feet of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than eight seconds with the top speed of 100mph.
The only factor that stands in the way of good sales of the 102EX is its price tag of $884184. The price is normal for a Rolls Royce.
But the question of people accepting an EV for this price is still unknown.
Instantaneous torque, quiet operation and urban propriety are the main attractions of this electric Rolls Royce but it takes a 20 hour long charge to cover 124 miles.