Rolls-Royce apparently aims to introduce its first all-electric car within 10 years and gradually phase out its existing 12-cylinder engine powertrains... over several decades.
According to a recent article in Financial Time, by 2040, the company that is part of the BMW Group, would likely offer solely electric cars.
On the other hand, CEO Torsten Müller-Ӧtvӧs points at the legal requirements, more so than environmental reasons.
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“We will definitely offer 12-cylinder engines as long as we can, as long as it is legally allowed to offer them.”
We would like to see rather natural enthusiasm behind the electrification, than his response of dragging the 12-cylinder as long as possible.
Rolls-Royce defends its stance saying that Rolls-Royce can’t be a compromise (mostly in terms of range and recharge time).
Other than that, Rolls-Royce said that the silence and torque of the electric powertrain would be a perfect fit for the profile of luxury cars.
Source: The Financial Time