Electric Vehicle - Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom 102EX – Drive Reviews
Rolls Royce has put their electric vehicle prototype out on the road for testing. It is the most luxurious, heaviest battery hauling vehicle out there at the moment, weighing just over 3000 kg!
Earlier on Rolls also announced their partnership with HaloIPT, to enable wireless charging of their luxury vehicle. Recently HaloIPT was acquired by QualComm, but I hope the relation with Rolls still stands.
A nice test vehicle to see where the Rolls are going to, where Rolls says to skip hybrids and go straight for electric, a wise decision in my opinion.
Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom 102EX – Drive Reviews
The 6.75-liter V-12 was replaced by a massive 71-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery housed within the aluminum spaceframe. Rolls-Royce is using large-form NCM pouch cells, or lithium-nickel-cobalt-manganese-oxide to be exact. Due to its experimental nature, the 96 cells are separated into 5 modules (38-, 36-, 10-, 8-, and 4-cell units) and arranged in such a way that the overall battery takes on the shape of an engine and transmission.