Electric Luxury: PSFK Test Drives The Rolls Royce Phantom EX
A new luxury concept car includes refined design details.
Last week we had a moment of fun by testing out an electric concept car from Rolls Royce. New York is the last stop on the long tour that the car has taken: The British-based maker of hand-built luxury vehicles has been showing the 102EX to media and customers around the world to gauge interest in an upscale alternative power vehicle.
The Phantom's regular 6.75-litre V12 gas engine and 6-speed gearbox have been replaced on this model by a lithium ion battery pack and two electric motors mounted on the rear sub-frame. These motors are connected to a single speed transmission with integrated differential. The twin motors give the electric Phantom a maximum power output of 290kW and torque of 800Nm available over a wide band. In comparison the standard Phantom has 338kW with maximum torque of 720Nm.