Experimental Rolls-Royce 102EX Electric
"Don't count on seeing an electric Rolls-Royce anytime soon."
States USA Today.
The reason? Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos claims that electric vehicles involve a "compromise" and that's not in the interest of the brand. Or, to put it a different way, Rolls-Royce doesn't compromise in making automobiles.
"A Rolls-Royce can't be a compromise."
The Rolls-Royce CEO says that the "compromise" for electric vehicles right now it long recharging times and the fact that it must be plugged in. A BEV Rolls-Royce would charge inductively if the automaker decided to green light an electric.
A pure electric may be out for now, but Rolls-Royce sees no issues (make that compromises) with a PHEV. Even that's likely 3 or 4 years away for Rolls-Royce though.
Source: USA Today