Rolls-Royce has officially introduced its first fully electric luxury coupe to the world. It is called Spectre, and it is not a prototype. It is the real deal and expected to arrive in dealers by late 2023. The press photos tease us with a Wraith-looking silhouette and letter graphics hiding the desired details we want to see. Specifics on the new electric Rolls-Royce Spectre are currently slim to none. However, we know that testing will involve driving Spectre prototypes for over 1.5 million miles to ensure the utmost quality before the first production models arrive in customers’ driveways.
Rolls-Royce is showing us that they’ve done it, the car is built, but we will have to wait a little longer before we see the entire vehicle. But, of course, what’s a few more months of anticipation compared to RR waiting more than 100 years to build its first electric vehicle. The concept of the electric Rolls-Royce Spectre dates back to 1900 when Charles Rolls praised an EV built by the car manufacturer Columbia Automobile Company. After inspecting the EV, Rolls went on to say, “the electric car is perfectly noiseless and clean. There is no smell or vibration, and they should become very useful when fixed charging stations can be arranged.”
Now, 121 years later, we are still building efficient charging stations, as EV’s are groomed to be the future of transportation (again). In addition, RR announced it will only build EVs after 2030. The curiosity with an electric Rolls-Royce is how it will improve the brand’s signature standard for quiet, comfortable performance.
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