Rolls-Royce Specter revealed as the company’s first fully electric model
Rolls-Royce is developing its first fully electric model, the luxury automaker has announced.
The firm expects the car, named Specter, to be available by the last three months of 2023.
Managing Director Torsten Muller-Otvos said: “Today is a pivotal moment, the most important day in the history of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars since the company was founded in 1904.
“This extraordinary new product will elevate the global revolution in fully electric cars.
“Autonomy and charging time are important to getting things right, we have been thinking about switching to electricity for some time.
“We are creating the first and best of its kind super-luxury product. “
The company said Specter “will undertake the most demanding test program in Rolls-Royce history”.
It will cover 1.6 million miles, which equates to over 400 years of typical Rolls-Royce car use.
Rolls-Royce has been experimenting with an electric powertrain for several years.
In 2011, it unveiled the 102EX, an all-electric prototype version of the Phantom.
Five years later, it unveiled the all-electric 103EX concept, which represented its vision for decades into the future.
A number of manufacturers have announced their commitment to abandon electric and diesel engines.
Ford announced in February that it would only sell electric cars in the UK and Europe by 2030.
This happened two days after Jaguar made the same commitment but from 2025.
Ferrari has pledged to roll out hybrid cars by 2030, while Bentley plans to go all-electric on the same date.