Rolls-Royce Develops its First Electric Vehicle


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SINGAPORE: Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce, a unit of German auto giant BMW AG , said on Monday it had developed a fully electric-powered car, but did not say when the environmentally-friendly model would enter production.

Rolls-Royce said the prototype, dubbed the 102EX and based on its top-end "Phantom" model, will be put through various tests throughout 2011.

The normal Phantom is powered by a 6.75 litre 12-cylinder engine, at least three to four times the size of the engine on a typical family sedan, and consumes about one litre of fuel for ever six kilometres traveled.

Rolls-Royce said it will display the prototype at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, but said there were no immediate plans to develop a production version.

Source : ET
 
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