Report: Rolls-Royce owners are awesome, find electric Phantom totally ‘unacceptable’
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Don’t expect Rolls-Royce to go green anytime soon. Even though the company has been testing an electric version of the Phantom, the company has no plans to produce it. Why? Because they are listening to their customers. Rolls CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes told Automotive News at the 2012 New York Auto Show that Rolls-Royce owners have shown no interesting an electric Phantom and don’t want smaller engines either.

“Customers tell us, ‘Do not mess with the 12-cylinder engine'” Mueller-Oetvoes said “It is their Holy Grail, and they love it.”

The only engine offered by Rolls-Royce is a 6.75 liter 12-cylinder unit.

When the electric-Phantom was shown to customers, they found the 8-hour charge time and 120-mile range totally ‘unacceptable’ said Mueller-Oetvoes.

“I can imagine something that combines electric and combustion engines, like a plug-in hybrid,” he said. “We do not yet have any plans in our hands, but it is something we are currently looking into.”

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoNews


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  • Os1701

    Rolls offers two v12 engines – the 6.75 liter and also the 6.6 liter twin turbo in the Ghost.