Rolls-Royce introduces electric car. - 3 Mar 2011  
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Unveiled by the prominent British automaker at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday, March 1, the new 102EX Phantom is the company's first ever electric car and the world's first electric battery vehicle for the ultra-luxury market.

The 102EX Phantom, also called the Phantom Experimental Electric, is currently being tested as an alternative to the original Phantom model's 6.75-liter V12 engine. The new green Phantom contains a 71-kilowatt- hour lithium-ion battery, the largest of its kind in the world, along with twin 145-kilowatt motors that together extend travel to a range of about 125 miles on one charge.

With a top speed of 100 miles-per-hour, the electric Phantom can also accelerate from a stopped position to 60 miles-per-hour in less than eight seconds. Unique touches on the interior and exterior distinguish the ultra- luxurious electric vehicle from its original petrol-run counterpart, including subtle blue lighting for the Spirit of Ecstasy mascot.

Bravo, Rolls-Royce, for advancing the luxury automobile market with this forward thinking green concept. We look forward to the day that such eco-friendly versions of the classic Phantom and other vehicles are enjoyed on motorways across the globe.