Sunday, July 31, 2011

2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept

All electric concept by Rolls Royce. the 102EX, which is also known as the Phantom Experimental Electric, started life as a run-of-the-mill Rolls-Royce Phantom from which the 6.75-liter engine and six-speed automatic gearbox were removed and replaced with a pair of electric motors putting out 145 kilowatts each. That thrust is sufficient to send the 6,000-pound EV to 60 miles per hour in "under eight seconds." Rolls-Royce believes its 338-volt, 71-kWh unit is the largest battery ever fitted to a road car. Also of note is the inductive charging technology that eschews an actual plug in favor of a charging mat on the ground and an inductive mat on the underside of the vehicle that wirelessly recharges the battery. A plug also exists where the fuel filler normally resides. The concept won't, however, be made into a production vehicle. (

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